THE Brewers begin their EFL League One travels with a testing trip to Gillingham tomorrow (kick off 3pm).
HEAD 2 HEAD
Last season, as in 2019/20, the Brewers began their away travels at Gillingham and will be hoping for a better result this time after going down 3-1 at Priestfield on August 11, 2018. Albion took the lead through Liam Boyce but a brace from Tom Eaves and a free kick from Luke O’Neill secured the points for the home side. Albion also conceded three in the reverse fixture on January 12. After being 2-0 down at half-time Scott Fraser levelled with two fine finishes and Albion pressed for the winner only to be cruelly denied in the third minute of stoppage time as the Gills broke and Josh Rees netted.
BURTON ALBION TEAM NEWS
Young goalkeeper Callum Hawkins faces an extended recovery with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament sustained in a freak training ground injury. It’s the same injury as that suffered by midfielder Ben Fox and both players face being out until around March.
Stephen Quinn will miss the trip after being suspended for the sending off for two bookable offences at home to Ipswich.
John-Joe O’Toole and Richard Nartey are both expected to recover from their minor injuries to make the squad.
VIEW FROM THE OPPOSITION
Gillingham manager Steve Evans said to the club’s website: “Burton Albion have an excellent Manager in Nigel Clough, a very talented group of players and, for me, will be a team competing for a play-off place.
“The lads will know it will be extremely tough but they will be focused and ready. There is a real togetherness and unity in this Gills army, we need to be ready for every battle home or away!”
Paul Marsden will be the man in the middle. He took control of the Brewers away game at Doncaster and home game v Walsall last season.
Unfortunately, streaming is not available to domestic supporters. However, match passes can be purchased by international viewers.
Brewers fans have been allocated unreserved seating in the Brian Moore Stand Upper Tier.
They go off sale at the Pirelli Stadium at 4pm today.
Prices are as follows:
Under 18: £6:00
Under-12: £6.00 (or free with a full paying adult – these tickets must be purchased in the club shop or on the phone – not online)
Wheelchair/Ambulant: Pay the relevant price category
Personal assistant: Free of charge as long as in receipt of the higher rate of DLA or enhanced level of PIP.
Brewers fans can buy tickets on the day (cash only - no cards) with the prices increasing:
Under 18: £8:00
Official club coach travel is also available for this fixture:
Price per seat: £18.00
Expected return time: 8.30pm approx.