THE Brewers travel to league leaders Wycombe Wanderers tomorrow (kick off 3pm). Find out all the information you need with our match preview.
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The Brewers and the Chairboys have met ten times since Albion joined the Football League in 2010. The Brewers hold the upper hand with six victories including a 3-1 win at Adams Park in November 2014 that was Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s first game in charge. Last season the Brewers lost 2-1 away in October but won the return at the Pirelli Stadium on Boxing Day 3-1. In 11 meetings in total between the two clubs there has never been a draw.
The Brewers hope to welcome back three injured players to the squad tomorrow. The Brewers have been without defenders Reece Hutchinson and John Brayford and striker Oliver Sarkic but Nigel Clough is hopeful that they all may play a part after returning to training this week
Nathan Broadhead (hamstring) is expected to miss the game through injury and John-Joe O’Toole is suspended.
Gareth Ainsworth was nominated for Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month in November after his team picked up 10 points from four games but Wycombe have now not played since earning a 0-0 draw at Ipswich on November 26.
Ainsworth told the club’s official website: “The break has come at a good time, although we would love to have still been involved in the FA Cup, but we’ve had a great week in training and we’re looking forward to getting back out there on Saturday and trying to keep this run going that we’ve been on.
“The boys are all looking sharp, fit and focused, and we have a plan for how we want to play on Saturday. I have a huge amount of respect for Nigel Clough and Burton Albion, and for all they’ve achieved in the past 10 years or so. They were excellent against us last time we met them last Boxing Day, and they’ve got some real talent collectively and individually as we’ve seen from the recent matches we’ve seen them play.”
Tomorrow’s referee will be Neil Hair, assisted by Andrew Aylott and Bhupinder Gilll. Graham Kane is the Fourth Official.
Mr Hair last took control of a Brewers game on November 2 when we earned a 2-2 draw at Doncaster.
He has handed out 45 yellow cards and two red cards so far this season in his 14 games.
Tickets are off-sale at the Pirelli Stadium at 3pm today but Brewers fans can buy on the day at Wycombe from Ticket Office 1 with no increase in price.
Brewers fans have been allocated unreserved seats in the Lords Builders Merchant Stand.
Prices for the fixture are as follows:
Adults (26-59): £21
Senior (60+): £18
Young adult (19-25): £16
Juniors (18 and under): £10
12 and under: Free
Disabled supporters pay the relevant price category and are entitled to a carer free of charge if they are on medium rate disability or above (proof must be provided).
There are a maximum of 10 wheelchair spaces in the Lords Stand which can be booked on a first-come, first-served basis direct through Wycombe Wanderers on 01494 441118.
Official club coach travel is also available for this fixture:
Departure from the Pirelli Stadium: 11.30am
Price per seat: £15.00
Expected return time: 7pm approx.
This game is not available for streaming domestically but you can buy an audio only pass for £2.50 HERE