BURTON Albion take on League Two side Morecambe in the Second Round of the Carabao Cup (kick off 7.45pm). The Brewers beat Port Vale away in the First Round while Morecambe progressed on penalties beating Mansfield 6-5 on spot kicks after the game ended 2-2 after 90 minutes.
HEAD 2 HEAD
The Brewers have generally had the better of the encounters between the two clubs since Albion entered the Football League for the 2009/10 season. The Brewers won their first ever home Football League game 5-2 against Morecambe in August 2009 and won the last time the two clubs met in April 2015, 2-1 – a victory that secured promotion to League One.
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Nigel Clough has promised to play the strongest team possible tonight as he looks to make progress in the competition. His main injury concern is Nathan Broadhead who missed the 0-0 at Shrewsbury with a hip problem. Stephen Quinn came off on Saturday suffering from the heat but is expected to play. Liam Boyce was only fit enough for the bench on Saturday but is expected to be in contention tonight.
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Shrimps' boss Jim Bentley was left frustrated after seeing his side beaten by a late Exeter goal at the Globe Arena on Saturday according to Morecambe’s official website.
After seeing Morecambe come back from two goals down against the league leaders, Bentley saw his side undone by a Nicky Law goal five minutes from time to end the afternoon pointless.
He said: “I’m really disappointed with all the goals we conceded. The first was poor, the second was criminal and the third was scandalous.
“There is no doubt they started better than us and we gave them a helping hand with both goals. Momentum and confidence are massive in football; they got on top, our passing was poor, we didn’t get going at all.”
Bentley will be without Alex Kenyon after he has been ruled out for up to six weeks with an ankle injury suffered in the 0-0 draw versus Cheltenham Town.
Sebastian Stockbridge is the man in the middle. He has refereed four games so far this season and has handed out 12 yellow cards. Hs only League One game was the opening day clash between Blackpool and Bristol Rovers. He was in charge of Tranmere v Hull in Round One of the Carabao Cup.
Only the Carling Stand (seated) and UK Waterproofing Solutions Stand (North terrace) are open.
All away fans will be seated in the Carling Stand.
Ticket prices for the game are as follows:
- £10 All adults
- £5 Under 17s
- £12 All adults
- £7 Under 17s
Tickets can be purchased online at www.burtonabionfc.co.uk/tickets, by calling 01283 565938 or in person at the club shop during normal opening hours.
Albion supporters should be aware that those purchasing concessions maybe challenged at the turnstiles to provide proof of age.
There is no live stream available for domestic viewers but audio match packages are available.