NIGEL Clough’s side will be looking to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat with a good result against Walsall at the Pirelli Stadium today.
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Albion have only managed one win over Walsall in the EFL. That victory came in the most recent meeting between the two sides, as Albion ran out 3-1 winners over the Saddlers through goals from Jamie Allen, Devante Cole and Scott Fraser.
The match report and highlights of that game can be found here. Register for a free iFollow account to watch the video.
BURTON ALBION TEAM NEWS
Scott Fraser is the only injury doubt for the Brewers ahead of today’s home game with Walsall (kick off 3pm).
The midfielder was a sub on Saturday after carrying a couple of knocks but has also been feeling unwell this week.
Ben Fox and Josh Clarke continued their comeback from injury in midweek by getting minutes in a training game against Crewe.
WALSALL TEAM NEWS
16-goal top scorer Andy Cook will definitely miss the game today after losing his appeal against the red card he picked up against Bradford City last weekend.
Cook will now serve a three-game suspension, starting with today’s clash.
Lancashire referee Paul Marsden is the referee for today’s game, with Wayne Grunhill and Matthew Jones as the assistants and Andy Haines as the fourth official.
Despite only taking charge of five League One games this season, Marsden has handed out 25 yellow cards and one red.
Marsden was the referee for our fixture away at Doncaster Rovers when two John Brayford goals rescued a point for the Brewers.
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.
There will be a matchday collection on Saturday for Burton YMCA – a charity that believes everyone deserves a place to call home and should be supported in times of crisis. It provides accommodation for the homeless, runs food banks and provides affordable goods for those in need. Please give generously.