THE Brewers will be looking to create another upset tomorrow when they take on Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup Third Round (kick off 7.45pm). Albion beat Premier League Burnley at the Pirelli Stadium at the same stage in the competition a year ago and would love to pull off another giant-killing.
HEAD 2 HEAD
The Brewers and Bournemouth were both in League Two in 2009/10 with the Cherries doing the double – 1-0 at home and 2-0 away - securing promotion at the same time with a second place finish. The Brewers next played Bournemouth in the Third Round of the FA Cup in January 2014 losing 4-1. Brett Pitman and Tommy Elphick scored in the first half with Jimmy Phillips netting for the Brewers. Ryan Fraser added a third after the break and Pitman converted a late penalty. The original game had been called off due to a waterlogged pitch after Albion fans had travelled and Bournemouth's fans raised £3,000 to help fund four coaches for Burton supporters to travel to the re-arranged game.
BURTON ALBION TEAM NEWS
Nigel Clough will have defender John-Joe O'Toole available again for selection after suspension but will be without John Brayford, who picked up a calf injury at Tranmere. Stephen Quinn is a doubt after a knee injury meant he had to come off on Saturday. Jake Buxton (ribs) and Scott Fraser (ankle) are also doubts
Colin Daniel is suspended having picked up two yellow cards in the competition.
VIEW FROM THE BOURNEMOUTH CAMP
Eddie Howe is trying to keep his team grounded after victory over Southampton took them into sixth spot in the Premier League table above Manchester United and Spurs after the weekend’s round of fixtures.
"You want the players brought down to earth because you want the focus on consistent success," Howe said. "That's a very nice feeling at this early stage but that's all it is.
"It was a nice moment. We rarely get those moments in football where you get that pure emotion and joy for a few seconds. Then you start thinking about next week."
John Busby will be in charge of tomorrow’s game, with Ian Dudley and Abbas Khan assisting. Mr Busby took control of the Second Round Carabao tie that saw Crawley beat Norwich 1-0. He has handed out 36 yellow cards and four red cards in 10 games this season.
Tickets for the game are priced as follows:
Adult & Seniors (65+) - £20.00
17-22 - £15.00
Under-17 - £10.00
Adult & Seniors (65+) - £15.00
17-22 - £10.00
Under 17 - £5.00
Prices will increase in all categories by £2.00 each on matchday.
To buy tickets visit the club shop during normal opening hours, call 01283 565938 or visit www.burtonalbionfc.co.uk/tickets
Cash turnstiles are available for home and away fans – details here.
There is no live stream available for domestic viewers but audio match passes are available for £2.50 HERE
There will be a fans’ session on the 3G pitch and at the BACT building from for fun and games from 6.15pm to 7pm.
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