BURTON Albion are back in Emirates FA Cup action once again, as we take on Salford City in a First Round replay at the Pirelli Stadium (kick-off 7.45pm). Find out more in our match preview here.
HEAD 2 HEAD
Following on from our first meeting with the Ammies on Saturday 9th November, where a Richie Towell screamer cancelled out Scott Fraser’s opener, a second date with the Greater Manchester-club will see Salford City visit the Pirelli Stadium for the first time. The Brewers avoided Salford during our non-league days, as the Ammies spent the bulk of their recent history until 2010 in the North West Counties League. Since then, it has been four promotions in five years and Salford are now in the Football League for the first time in their history.
BURTON ALBION TEAM NEWS
The immediate concern for Brewers manager Nigel Clough is the international call-ups affecting the side. Injury-wise, Jake Buxton and John-Joe O’Toole are both suffering from back problems, whilst David Templeton picked up a knock to his knee and all three players had to come off in the game against Mansfield Town in the Leasing .com Trophy last week.
These add to the previously missing Richard Nartey, Reece Hutchinson and Lloyd Dyer.
Further doubts prior to the Mansfield Town game were Oliver Sarkic and John Brayford, but both had to play a part in the game and are carrying knocks.
VIEW FROM THE SALFORD CAMP
Salford will be looking to bounce back from a 3-2 defeat at home to Swindon Town on Saturday, despite Adam Rooney putting the Ammies one nil up in the fourth minute of the game.
Prior to Saturday, Salford were unbeaten in the previous five and that span across three different competitions; FA Cup, Leasing .com Trophy and SkyBet League Two.
Our First Round replay will see Mr Marc Edwards as the man in charge on the pitch, whilst he will be assisted by Mr Alix Pashley and Mr Declan Ford on the lines and Mr Richie Watkins as Fourth Official.
Edwards has officiated 12 games this season, across League One, League Two and the Leasing .com Trophy. In that duration he has awarded 27 yellow cards, converting one to red but issuing no straight dismissals.
This game is not available for streaming domestically but you can buy an audio only pass for £2.50 HERE
There will be no match day price increase for this fixture, so Brewers fans hoping to attend and pay with cash on the turnstiles can do so at no extra cost. Cash on the turnstiles will be on offer in the UK Waterproofing Solutions Stand (Popside), but please note that the Don Amott Stand (West) is closed for this fixture.
Anyone wishing to sit in the Carling Stand must purchase a ticket from the Club Shop in advance, and away fans must buy a ticket from the Club Shop for their designated seating.
Admission prices are as follows:
All adults: £12
Under 17s: £7
All adults: £10
Under 17s: £5.
Tickets for existing Vice Presidents are £20.
Annual car park pass holders can pre-book their usual car parking space at cost of £5 and this also needs to be reserved by noon on Saturday.