THE Brewers face Sunderland this afternoon, with Albion looking to make it three league home wins in a row.
HEAD 2 HEAD
Only two competitive meetings have taken place between the two sides, with each club claiming an away win.
Albion’s win, however, carried slightly more weight to it. Late goals from Darren Bent and Liam Boyce overturned a Sunderland lead and saw the Black Cats relegated to the third-tier of English football with two games still to be played.
BURTON ALBION TEAM NEWS
NIGEL Clough will be assessing his injury hit squad ahead of today’s game against Sunderland.
His biggest concern is in the goalkeeping department where both Stephen Bywater (shoulder) and his on-loan replacement Brad Collins (thigh) are now injured. This could see new signing Dimitar Evtimov make his Brewers debut, or Harry Campbell could make his first start in the league.
Jake Buxton, Damien McCrory, John Brayford and David Templeton are also all struggling with injuries.
SUNDERLAND TEAM NEWS
Sunderland are sweating on the fitness of Dylan McGeouch ahead of Saturday’s clash with Burton Albion, but Aiden McGeady is back in training.
Meanwhile, last weekend’s man of the match, Denver Hume, and Jack Baldwin have shaken off knocks and returned to training ahead of the trip to the Pirelli Stadium.
Dean Whitestone is the man in the middle today. He has refereed three League One games this season and issued 13 yellow cards.
Whitestone has also awarded three penalties this campaign.
Home supporters will be able to buy tickets on the day with the club shop opening at 9am.
All away supporters will require a ticket before arrival at the stadium.
Prices on the day are:
Senior (65-plus): £22
Young Person (17-22): £22
Senior (65-plus): £18
Young Person (17-22): £15
The Burton Albion Community Trust (BACT) will be hosting a mixture of footballing activities on the Burton Albion Community Football Centre 3G before today'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 1.15PM and 2PM.
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.