BREWERS Chairman Ben Robinson and Manager Nigel Clough have thanked fans for turning out in force to support the team as they took on Leicester City in the last 16 of the Carabao Cup.
It was a chance to see Albion face a top Premier League side who, despite making changes, still fielded a starting line-up worth more than £100 million.
The club appealed for supporters to back the Brewers and 6,186 fans turned out for the game, whilst the match itself proved to be a cracking cup tie with the Brewers right in the contest until conceding a late goal to make the final score 3-1 to the Premier League side.
Ben Robinson said: “I want to thank our supporters for turning out in large numbers and getting right behind the team.
“We asked them to come and support us rather than opening up another section of the ground to away fans and the response was brilliant. It was great to see the Pirelli Stadium packed and so many people getting behind the team - who put in a great performance.
“I hope they enjoyed the game and want to come back and see more football at the Pirelli Stadium.”
Nigel Clough said: “It was great to see the stadium packed, in hospitality as well as in the stands, and everyone enjoying a brilliant cup tie with us going toe-to-toe with a Premier League side. We came very close in that second half and kept creating chances.
“The fact that so many people were cheering us on helps lift the lads and inspires great performances.
“I think we showed the kind of entertaining football we are playing week-in, week-out, and I hope we can add a few more on to our regular supporters who back us here brilliantly every game.”