BURTON Albion’s only League One home game in September sees the Brewers take on second-placed Coventry City tomorrow (kick off 3pm).
HEAD 2 HEAD
The Brewers beat Coventry home and away last season. The game at the Pirelli Stadium took place on November 17, 2018, with the points decided by a solitary goal - David Templeton’s shot deflecting off Tom Bayliss into the Coventry net. The Brewers then travelled to the Ricoh Arena on Friday March 9, 2019, and won 2-1. Goals from Lucas Akins and Jamie Allen (who has since moved to the Sky Blues) sealing the victory.
BURTON ALBION TEAM NEWS
Nigel Clough will be waiting on injury news on Liam Boyce (hamstring), Colin Daniel (hamstring), Jake Buxton (ribs), Nathan Broadhead (hip) and Richard Nartey (hamstring).
The Brewers manager said that Buxton remains in pain from a cracked rib and that they are looking into padded protection if the skipper needs to play. But Nartey was expected to return to training this week and might provide another option.
Boyce was a Northern Ireland sub in the international break so could be in contention to return. Broadhead and Daniel may need longer to recover.
VIEW FROM THE COVENTRY CAMP
The Sky Blues are buzzing with confidence after coming back from 2-0 down after 38 minutes to Blackpool to win 3-2 last Saturday.
Manager Mark Robins said: “To come back from two goals down in the manner of the way the game started was outstanding. To do that shows great character. The belief they got from coming in at 2-2 at half time changed the whole dynamic.
“We spoke at half time about just being on the front foot, both mentally and by playing the way we know they can do. I’ve got to say they were outstanding.”
Oliver Langford will be in charge of Saturday’s game, with Sam Lewis and Robert Hyde assisting. This is Mr Langford’s first League One game of the season having been in charge at Championship matches and one Premier League game so far this season. He has handed out 27 yellow cards and one red card in seven games this season.
Ticket prices are as follows:
Senior (65-plus): £20
Young person (17-22): £20
Senior (65-plus): £16
Young Person (17-22): £13
Any tickets purchased on the matchday will cost an additional £2 each.
Albion supporters should be aware that those purchasing concessions maybe challenged at the turnstiles to provide proof of age.
There is no live stream available for domestic viewers but audio match passes are available for £2.50 HERE
This game is Billy and Bettie’s Big Day Out. Our Junior Brewers will be attending a pre-match session on the community 3G pitch as well as flag bearing and taking part in a penalty shootout on the pitch at half time. There will be a fans’ session on 3G pitch and at the BACT building from 1.30-2.15pm for fun and games.
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