THE Brewers will look to bounce back from their defeat to Blackpool when they face Charlton Athletic at the Pirelli Stadium this evening (7:45 kick-off).
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This is the first ever league meeting between the two sides. Charlton were still in the Championship when the Brewers were last in League One, with the Addicks suffering relegation as Albion gained promotion to the second-tier in the 2015-16 season.
BURTON ALBION TEAM NEWS
Jamie Allen is the latest addition to the Burton Albion injury list. Nigel Clough does not expect any of Ben Turner, Ben Fox, David Templeton or Marvin Sordell to return for tonight’s game, although Will Miller (hamstring) could be fit for the match.
CHARLTON ATHLETIC TEAM NEWS
Forward Lyle Taylor will be available for the match after missing Saturday’s fixture through suspension. Billy Clarke may also feature as he continues his comeback from a long term injury.
Clarke missed Saturday’s win over Bristol Rovers but did play in Charlton’s Checkatrade Trophy match against Swansea under 21s. Ben Reeves could also play after recovering from injury.
Ross Joyce has refereed 10 League One games this season and has issued 35 yellow cards. He has also given one red card and one penalty.
This will be the first Albion game that the Cleveland referee has taken charge of this season.
There will be a £2 increase in price for tickets purchased on the day of the fixture. Brewers supporters will be able to pay cash on the turnstiles for admission to the UK Waterproofing Solutions Stand and the Don Amott Stand, while Charlton fans can pay in cash for admission to the Russell Roof Tiles Stand.
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.
Tonight’s game is the club’s chosen Rainbow Laces fixture. Albion will show their support of LGBT inclusivity by turning their substitution boards and corner flags rainbow coloured to raise awareness of Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign.