THE Brewers return to League One action with an away trip to Doncaster Rovers tomorrow (kick-off 3pm).
HEAD 2 HEAD
The Brewers picked up four points out of a possible six against Doncaster during the 2018-19 season. The Brewers’ second home fixture of the season saw Albion record a 1-0 victory, thanks to a goal by striker Liam Boyce early in the second half.
The away fixture in January 2019 began with the Brewers taking an early lead, through a rare goal by defender John Brayford. However, Rovers rallied in the second half and took the lead shortly before the 75th minute, with a brace from Tyler Smith. Leaving it late, Burton Albion found an equaliser in the 90th minute through John Brayford - again!
BREWERS TEAM NEWS
Lucas Akins was suspended on Tuesday due to him receiving two yellow cards in the Carabao Cup this year, but he will be back in action tomorrow at the Keepmoat Stadium. Richard Nartey also missed Tuesday’s Carabao Cup tie as he had a problem with his hamstring and Reece Hutchinson had to be substituted due to his thigh/hip flexor problem. Also, Nathan Broadhead had a swollen ankle after the game. Nigel Clough is waiting on fitness reports for all three of the injured players to see if they are match fit for Doncaster.
DONCASTER ROVERS NEWS
Darren Moore rued his side’s mistakes as they fell to a 2-1 defeat against Manchester United’s U21s in their final group game of the Leasing.com Trophy on Tuesday.
Rovers took the lead through Alfie May just after the hour mark but conceded twice in the closing stages and Moore felt that his side should have managed the game better.
“I thought we made the game a lot harder than it needed to be,” he told the club’s website.
“We were disappointed to lose after being in the lead – we have to look at it, take it on the chin because we’ve lost a game which I didn’t see us losing.”
INFORMATION FOR TRAVELLING FANS
Doncaster Rover’s Supporter Liaison Officer Dean Medcalf has offered his advice for Brewers fans visiting Yorkshire this weekend.
Available around the footprint of the stadium pre-match and outside the away end post-match, Dean will be found wearing a Doncaster Rovers rain jacket with “SLO” front and back, and will be more than happy to offer his help and assistance alongside the stewarding team to visiting fans.
An away fans video can be found here:
There is also a printed version here:
Families attending the game can enjoy the fun with competitions, face-painting and more.
“This season we are promoting our away-fan family area. Members of our Foundation staff will be on hand carrying out themed skill tests where prizes can be won, a face painter will be available as well as a games console for the younger fans to play before the match.”
And for young Brewers fans, there is the opportunity to experience the match warm-up from the away dugout!
“For any young fans that arrive before 2.15pm, there is a chance they could be selected to take part in a moment of magic this is where the young fan and their guardian will have the opportunity to watch the players warm-up from the away dugout.”
Doncaster Rover’s SLO can be contacted on Twitter @DRFC_away, and on Facebook at DRFC SLO.
Saturday’s referee will be Neil Hair, assisted by Thomas Harty and Christopher Husband. Simon Mather will be the Fourth Official.
Mr Hair last took charge of the Brewers in March 2019, over-seeing our 2-1 victory against Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena.
Officiating in 10 matches this season, four have come in League One. Of those four, he has awarded 14 yellow cards, of which seven came in his previous match between Rotherham United and Wycombe Wanderers. He has issued two red cards during this campaign - one converted from two cautions, and one direct.
Brewers fans have been allocated seating with tickets priced as follows:
Senior (over-60): £17
22-24 years: £17
18-21 years: £13
17 and under: £8
11 and under: £5
Tickets for ambulant/wheelchair disabled supporters are charged at the relevant age category with a personal assistant free of charge - if on the higher/enhanced rate of benefit.
Families can be allocated seats in the visitor family block upon speaking to a steward on the day.
Tickets can be bought from the Club Doncaster Academy reception on the day from two hours prior to kick off.
There is no video live steaming of this game domestically. You can buy an audio pass for £2.50 HERE
Official club coach travel from the Pirelli Stadium is also available for this fixture:
Departure time: 12.30pm
Price per seat: £13.00
Estimated return time: 6pm approximately.