BURTON Albion will be hoping to come out of the international break with a bang when they take on Neil Warnock's high-flying Cardiff City this afternoon.
HEAD 2 HEAD
There have been five competitive meetings between the two teams since Burton Albion entered the football league. Cardiff won the first, a 4-1 League Cup victory, in August of 2010.
However, it was Nigel Clough’s Brewers who overcame Cardiff in their first league meeting, which took place last season. A 2-0 win spelled the end of Paul Trollope’s time as Cardiff manager and saw ex-Brewers boss Warnock take over.
Overall Cardiff lead the head to head record between the sides with three wins to Burton’s two.
BURTON ALBION TEAM NEWS
Defensive duo John Brayford and Ben Turner could return for the Brewers. Brayford has not featured for Burton since going off injured early in the game against Nottingham Forest, while Turner has been out since he picked up an injury against Aston Villa at the beginning of February.
Lucas Akins remains a doubt for the game with a hamstring injury.
CARDIFF CITY TEAMS NEWS
Iceland international Aron Gunnarsson could be in-line for his first Cardiff appearance in four months. The midfielder limped off with an ankle injury against Barnsley in November but looks set for a return against the Brewers.
Simon Hooper is the man in the middle today. He has taken charge of 26 Championship games this season and has awarded 99 yellow cards in the process.
Hooper has also given five red cards and awarded five penalties this campaign.
Tickets are now off-sale at the Pirelli Stadium, but are available to buy on-the-day at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Tickets bought on the day will be cash and are only available from the away ticket office by gate 12.
Prices on-the-day are as follows:
Adult - £24.00
Senior (60+) - £20.00
15-21-year olds - £15.00
Under 16s 16 - £12.00
Cardiff City have issued the following fan guide for travelling Albion supporters. Click here.