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PREVIEW: BRENTFORD

6 March 2018

THE Brewers are back in action this evening after seeing their game against Sheffield United on Saturday postponed due to poor weather conditions. Nigel Clough’s men host Brentford (7.45pm kick off).

HEAD 2 HEAD


The two sides have met three times in their history, all of which have come in league fixtures. They first met back in December 2016 at Griffin Park, where Brentford ran out 2-1 winners.

When Brentford came to the Pirelli Stadium that same season they won 5-3, after Burton Albion went in to the break 3-1 up.

Ben Turner rescued a point at Griffin Park earlier in the season when the Brewers fought out a 1-1 draw away from home.

BURTON ALBION TEAM NEWS


Tom Flanagan will be back available for selection for tonight’s game, but Hope Akpan could be sidelined by injury.

Defenders John Brayford and Ben Turner are still struggling with their calf injuries and will miss the game but Marvin Sordell is expected to be fit after shaking off the effects of illness and a sore toe.

BRENTFORD TEAM NEWS


Spanish attacker Sergi Canos could feature from the off here, with Kamohelo Mokotjo occupying a deeper midfield role.

Lewis MacLeod has returned to training, but remains a doubt as he continues to rebuild his fitness, while Rico Henry and Nico Yennaris are both set to miss out.

REFEREE


Tony Harrington is the man in the middle tonight. The Cleveland-based referee has officiated 28 games so far this season, brandishing 104 yellow cards and five reds during that period.

He was in charge of Burton Albion’s 1-0 win over Millwall at The Den back in November.

Harrington will be assisted by Geoffrey Russell and Daniel Leach with John Brooks the fourth official.

TICKETS


Albion supporters can still purchase tickets for this evening’s game against Brentford, and can do so online, over the phone (01283 565938) or in person by visiting the club shop during opening hours.

Ticket prices are as follows (terrace):


Adult: £20.00


Senior 65+: £18.00


Young Person 17-22: £15.00


Under 17: £7.00

CAR PARKING


Supporters can park in the Pirelli Stadium car park for just £5, as well as Burton Albion's overflow car park at Ryknild Industrial Estate, left at the island for £5. the Pirelli Tyres staff car park is available this season (£3 per car).

Burton Albion encourages fans to walk to the ground or use public transport to get to the stadium if possible. Supporters who do come to the ground in vehicles are encouraged to car share. 
All supporters are asked to park responsibly and to be aware of parking restrictions and the needs of residents when leaving their vehicles.

PRE-MATCH ACTIVITIES


The Burton Albion Community Trust (BACT) will be hosting a mixture of footballing activities on the Burton Albion Community Football Centre 3G before tonight’s game.

Activities include small sided games, penalty shoot outs, skill challenges and much more. It's completely FREE with a match ticket! Just turn up between 6.15 and 7PM.

FAMILY AREA


After a successful trial Burton Albion Football Club is making its Family Area a regular feature for the remainder of the 2017-18 Season.

Fans wishing to use the Family Area should enter the ground by the North Stand turnstiles and then turn right and enter the stand at the far end. They should then use section J of the stand which will be reserved for under 16s and their families. No person will be allowed into this area unless they are with an under 16. There will be zero tolerance of bad language in the Family Area.

BAG POLICY


Burton Albion is reminding fans that they are encouraged not to bring bags to the Pirelli Stadium.

The policy is in operation for security and safety reasons and is in line with other football clubs in the EFL.

The club does not permit holdalls and rucksacks in the stands, terraces or in hospitality areas. The club also discourages bringing smaller bags into the ground. Anyone bringing any bag to the Pirelli Stadium will have to have it checked and tagged by security staff. This will mean that supporters must be willing to present their bags for checking on arrival and that there may be queues meaning extra time will be needed to enter the stadium.


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