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PREVIEW: BREWERS VS LUTON TOWN

27 April 2019

THE Brewers will be hoping to pick up three points in their final home game of the season when they take on Luton Town this afternoon.

HEAD 2 HEAD

Albion have faced Luton Town three times and have won twice. However, the most recent meeting saw the Hatters take all three points, with the promotion-chasing side winning 2-0 against Nigel Clough’s men in December.

 

BURTON ALBION TEAM NEWS

Liam Boyce will miss the game through injury, as will David Templeton. Collin Daniel, Jake Buxton and Scott Fraser are all doubts, while Brad Collins could return, having been rated 50-5-0 by Nigel Clough earlier this week.

 

LUTON TOWN TEAM NEWS

Dan Potts is back training on the grass, but is not expected to make an immediate return to the Luton side, who could earn promotion with a win at the Pirelli Stadium later today.

 

OFFICIALS

Peter Wright is the referee; he has awarded 34 yellow cards in 11 League One games this season. Wright has also issued two red cards and given two penalties.

Wayne Grunnill and Andrew Hendley are the assistants, while Richard Wrigglesworth is the fourth official.

 

TICKETS

Burton Albion’s home game against Luton Town will be all-ticket.

With Luton hoping to confirm promotion to the Championship, the visitors have sold out the away terrace and seat allocation for this fixture.

That means that in the best interests of safety, the match will be all-ticket for all fans – home and away.

That means that Burton Albion supporters WILL NOT be able to pay in cash on the turnstiles and must have a ticket.

 

LAP OF APPRECIATION

Burton Albion fans are being asked to arrive early for today’s game as the traditional Lap of Appreciation will take place at 2.40pm - ahead of kick off against Luton at 3pm.

The first team squad will come out of the dressing room to thank fans for their support this season.

This usually takes place after the game but with Luton Town potentially gaining promotion to the Championship it has been decided to do the Lap of Appreciation ahead of kick off.

Brewers fans will also be able to get a look at the next generation of Burton Albion players when the Academy takes part in the Lap of Appreciation.

The Young Brewers will make their way around the Pirelli Stadium pitch ahead of kick-off in the final home game of this season, following the first team squad.

Players and staff from the under 9s to under 18s will be introduced to the Pirelli Stadium crowd as they take part in the Lap of Appreciation, which the Academy also did last year at our home game against Bolton Wanderers.

Manager Nigel Clough, the first team staff and first team players will lead the Lap of Appreciation before kick-off, to allow Luton Town the chance to celebrate at full-time, should they earn promotion.

This means that Academy graduates such as Ben Fox, Marcus Harness and Reece Hutchinson will walk around the pitch at the same time as the players they are inspiring!

 

COLLECTION

There will be a collection at today’s game for the Donna Louise Hospice. Please give generously to this tremendous cause.

 

BAG POLICY

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


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