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10 February 2018

THE Brewers are set their play their second consecutive away fixture this afternoon as they travel to Portman Road to take on Mick McCarthy's Ipswich Town.


All three meetings between these two sides have come in the Sky Bet Championship, and all have ended in victories for Ipswich.

The first meeting was back in October 2016 at Portman Road where the Brewers played out of their skin, but fell to a 2-0 defeat.

The two fixtures at the Pirelli Stadium have both ended in 2-1 wins for Mick McCarthy's side.


Tom Flanagan is facing three-to-four weeks on the sidelines after picking up a calf injury at Aston Villa on Saturday. The Brewers also lost Luke Murphy (gashed leg) and Ben Turner (ankle) in the 3-2 defeat with the defender the most likely to have a chance to be involved in today's game.

Darren Bent and Martin Samuelsen should return to Albion's squad today, after both pulling out late before Aston Villa.


Mick McCarthy will likely name a similar starting XI to the one seen against Sunderland last weekend, but Kosovan international Bersant Celina could start out wide ahead of Freddie Sears.

Dean Gerken remains sidelined with a hip problem, while Tom Adeyemi is rebuilding his fitness with the under-23s following a hamstring injury.

Striker David McGoldrick sat out the 2-0 win over Sunderland through injury and will be assessed closer to kick-off today.


David Webb is the man in charge this afternoon. The Lancashire-based referee has handed out just 66 yellow cards so far this term, and two reds.

He's predominantly officiated League Two and League One games this season, with this being only his second Championship match of the season.

He will be assisted by Darren Blunden and Geoffrey Russell with David Rock the fourth official.


Tickets are now OFF SALE from the Pirelli Stadium, but Albion fans can pay-on-the-day at Portman Road.

Burton supporters will be able to purchase tickets 'cash only' on turnstiles 10 & 11 located in Portman Road from 1.30pm on Saturday. There will be no price increase.

Ticket prices are as follows:

Adults: £25

Senior 65 plus: £22

Under 23s: £15

Under 19s: £8

Disabled supporters:
 £18 for ambulant disabled and wheelchair users - carers free of charge. These tickets can be purchased by calling Warner Duff on 01473 400556.

Albion supporters should be aware that those purchasing concessions maybe challenged at the turnstiles to provide proof of age.

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