THE Brewers take on Leicester City in the Carabao Cup Fourth Round at the Pirelli Stadium tonight (kick-off 7.45pm) – get all the information you need with our match preview.
HEAD 2 HEAD
The Brewers will be hoping for a repeat of the only other occasion when they drew Leicester City in the League Cup back in 2012. Albion were drawn away and stunned the Foxes with a 4-2 success – Jacques Maghoma’s long-range screamer being the pick of the goals. We will be hoping of no repeats of our FA Cup Third Round tie back in 1985 which was marred by crowd violence and had to be replayed behind closed doors at Coventry’s Highfield Round ground with the Brewers losing 1-0.
BREWERS TEAM NEWS
Albion will be without Lucas Akins who is suspended after picking up two yellow cards in the competition. Liam Boyce is expected to replace him in the front line.
Stephen Quinn has recovered from a knee injury and was able to play two thirds of the game against Blackpool. Richard Nartey has a tight hamstring that forced him off on Saturday but is hoping to be fit.
LEICESTER CITY NEWS
Not surprisingly Brendan Rodgers was in raptures about the 9-0 away victory at Southampton on Friday night.
The Foxes set a new record for a Premier League triumph away from home after Ayoze Pérez and Jamie Vardy both hit hat-tricks.
“It was a brilliant performance,” the manager told LCFC TV. “We obviously started the game very well, went in front, and they obviously had the man sent off, but how we worked that, in terms of how to play… we speak about that, in terms of strategy.
“If we ever go down to 10 men, how the game looks and how it works, and we’ve seen that away at Burnley at the end of last season and then we’ve had it twice now this season and we’ve capitalised on it very well.”
Darren England will be the man in the middle tonight. He will be assisted by Nick Greenhalgh and James Mainwaring. He has given out 23 yellow cards and no red cards in his 12 games so far this season – most of which have been Championship games.
Tonight’s game is all-ticket – there is no paying in cash on the turnstiles. All away tickets have been sold and all seats for both home and away fans have been sold.
Terrace tickets are still available for the Leicester game for home fans only as follows:
Senior (65-plus): £18
Young Person (17-22): £15
Anyone buying tickets or collecting pre-paid tickets is urged to allow plenty of time as queues are expected to be long.
There is no live stream available for domestic viewers but audio match passes are available for £2.50 HERE
Burton Albion Community Trust is continuing football sessions for children which take place before every game at our Community Football Centre behind the UK Waterproofing Stand. The fans’ session will be on the 3G pitch and at the BACT building from 6.15pm to 7pm. It is free for anyone with a match ticket.
The Family areas in the Don Amott and UK Waterproofing Solutions Stands are not open for this fixture.
Please avoid the Pirelli Stadium car park if you have not got a pre-booked space. Use the Rykneld Trading Estate car park (£5) or use the Pirelli Tyres staff car park further along Derby Road (£3).