THE Brewers will be looking to make it three league games unbeaten when they face Oxford United at the Pirelli Stadium this afternoon.
HEAD 2 HEAD
We have had a few memorable games with Oxford over the years, having won five of our 12 games against the U’s. Our biggest win over Oxford United came in 2012, when Calvin Zola and Jacques Maghoma each scored a brace to secure a 4-0 win over a side that were managed at the time by Chris Wilder.
BURTON ALBION TEAM NEWS
Ben Fox is a doubt for today’s game after picking up a hamstring injury, while new signing Alex Bradley is available for selection after joining the Brewers on deadline day.
OXFORD UNITED TEAM NEWS
Jerome Sinclair could be in-line to make his Oxford debut after joining on-loan from Watford. The former Liverpool man could be one of two players making their U’s bow today, with Bermudan international Jonte Smith.
Brett Huxtable is the referee today. The Devonshire ref has issued 97 yellow cards and four reds across 29 matches this season. Of his six League One games, Huxtable has given 29 yellow cards, one red card and no penalties.
The assistant referees are Joe Simpson and Richard Woodward, while Steven Plane is the fourth official.
Home fans making a late decision to come to see the Brewers or who wish to bring a friend or family member with them on the day, will be able to pay in cash on the turnstiles at both the Don Amott and UK Waterproofing Solutions terraces.
Away fans can also pay in cash on the turnstiles at the Russell Roof Tiles Stand (terrace).
All fans who wish to sit down will need a ticket.
MATCHDAY PRICES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Senior (65-plus): £22
Young Person (17-22): £22
Senior (65-plus): £18
Young Person (17-22): £15
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.
Today’s game is Burton Albion’s official Mind fixture – where we highlight the work of the EFL’s current charity partner.
The EFL and Mind have joined forces for a campaign known as On Your Side.
The EFL and Mind hope that, by raising the visibility of mental health problems in football, they can be game changers. They want fans to know that, whether you feel overloaded, overwhelmed or burnt out, Mind and the EFL are On Your Side.
With over 18 million fans attending EFL matches each season (and almost 42 million watching on TV), Mind and the EFL hope that the increased visibility of mental health at matches will promote awareness and understanding among new audiences. Through the partnership Mind will also be working directly with EFL football clubs and their community trusts to improve mental health support within the clubs and their wider communities.
Burton Albion Community Trust chose this fixture as it comes just two days after the latest Inspiring Your Future event at the Pirelli Stadium.