AFTER causing another upset in the Carabao Cup by beating Premier League Bournemouth, Burton Albion are hoping that more fans will turn up to support Nigel Clough’s team when they take on Leicester City in the Fourth Round.
Albion have been drawn at home to the Premier League team with the game being played week commencing October 28 (date to be confirmed).
Despite reaching the semi-finals of the prestigious competition last season, only just over 2,000 home supporters saw the latest giant-killing against Bournemouth.
Chairman Ben Robinson said: “We were thrilled with the result and Nigel Clough and the first team have pulled off another great victory, but we were disappointed with the attendance.
“Our supporters are great and really get behind the team, but we would hope that more football fans from the town would like to come and watch us.
“The Pirelli Stadium is a great place to watch football and our fans’ surveys tell us visitors feel it is a very welcoming and friendly environment.
“Leicester City are a well-supported local club so we might have to look at opening up a larger section of the ground for their supporters (such as the main terrace) if we don’t have the home support.
“But hopefully the tie will bring in more people from the town and we can really get behind the team.”
Nigel Clough said: "I think we are playing really good football and have been for quite a while now. We know the fans are enjoying the way we play and are right behind the team and it would be great to have a few more come along and support us.
“With a big home tie in the Carabao Cup against another Premier League side, it would be brilliant if we could pack the Pirelli Stadium and maybe tempt a few people who haven't seen us play to come along. We will certainly do our best out there on the pitch for them.
“I agree with the Chairman that if we can’t sell all the home stands that we explore ways of extending the areas available for visiting supporters.”