AFTER last weekend’s disappointing F.A Cup exit at the hands of Scunthorpe United, the Brewers will hope to make a return to winning ways when they take on Coventry City at the Pirelli Stadium this afternoon in Sky Bet League One.
HEAD 2 HEAD
There have been three previous meetings between these two sides with the away side having the upper hand. The last meeting between the two came back in 2016 when Calum Butcher and Stuart Beavon gave the Brewers a 2 – 0 win at the Ricoh Arena. However, the other two meetings have seen the Sky Blues come out on top.
BURTON ALBION TEAM NEWS
The Brewers will be without striker Liam Boyce and goalkeeper Dimitar Etimov for today’s game as both are away on international duty. Striker Marvin Sordell is a doubt ahead of the game this afternoon due to a slight knee strain but will want to play a part against his former side.
Kyle Mcfadzean, John Brayford and Devante Cole picked up knocks during the game last weekend so will be assessed before kick-off.
We are also waiting for news on midfielder Ben Fox due to a hamstring strain but looks unlikely to feature. Reece Hutchinson and Ben Turner will also most likely miss the game due to injury.
COVENTRY CITY TEAM NEWS
Coventry will be hoping for the return of defenders Tom Davies and Dujon Sterling for the game this afternoon.
However, former Fulham defender Jack Grimmer is on standby if Sterling isn’t ready for the game having played 90 minutes in the check-a-trade trophy during midweek.
The referee for the game this weekend will be Matthew Donohue and his assistants are Christopher Ward and Joe Simpson. Donohue has officiated 15 games this season producing 3 red cards and 50 yellows.
Reminder to all fans that attend today’s game it is a ticket only match and that Coventry fans have sold out their allocated number of tickets.
There will also be a no-cash on turnstiles this afternoon, so all fans will need a ticket whether seated or in the terrace.
You can purchase your tickets from the club shop however there may be long queues later.
If you do buy your ticket in advance, then you will also avoid the £2 admission fee which applies across all the ticket categories.
Matchday prices are as follows:
Senior (65-plus): £22
Young Person (17-22): £22
Senior (65-plus): £18
Young Person (17-22): £15
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