BURTON Albion take on Nuneaton Borough in the first round of the Birmingham Senior Cup this evening - and the club hopes as many fans as possible can attend tonight’s game to help support the hosts.
Fitness-permitting, Albion will look to bring some members of the first-team squad to tonight’s game, which will be played at Liberty Way (7.45pm kick-off).
Tickets cost £5 for adults while U16s are free, and the club hopes to see as many Brewers fans at the game this evening as possible to help support the National League North side.
The Brewers (as Albion) and Nuneaton Boro first met in the FA Cup in September 1951. The two sides last met in league action on New Year’s Day 2003, but have played each other in local cup and friendly games since.
“We have got a long association with Nuneaton Borough, going back to our early days in the Birmingham League,” said Brewers’ Chairman Ben Robinson.
“We urge as many Brewers fans as possible to attend tonight’s game and help boost their gate.
“Our players and officials will be travelling to the game at their own expense and we will be donating our share of the gate receipts to Nuneaton Borough.”
“We used to play Nuneaton in the Conference days and and our fans will remember a lot of those games,” said Brewers’ manager Nigel Clough.
“We should have a few players from the first-team squad there tonight, provided they come through training okay.”
“There has been a real history between the two clubs and it would be great if as many of our fans as possible can get down tonight.”
The match will be played at Liberty Way, Attleborough Fields Industrial Estate, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11 6RR.