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BREWERS WILL START 2020/21 SEASON AWAY AT FLEETWOOD

21 August 2020

BURTON Albion will start the new 2020/2021 Sky Bet League One season with an away game at Fleetwood Town.

The opening day fixture will kick off at 3pm on Saturday, September 12.

The Brewers first home game of the new campaign will be a week later on Saturday, September 19, when  Accrington Stanley visit the Pirelli Stadium. This is just two weeks after the two clubs will meet in the Carabao Cup with Stanley scheduled to travel to Burton on September 5 for the cup encounter.

Albion will travel to Swindon on September 26 before one of the promotion favourites, Portsmouth, arrive at the Pirelli Stadium on October 3 - the first of seven scheduled league games that month as the EFL catches up from the late start to the season.

The Christmas fixtures see the Brewers play away at Lincoln City on Boxing Day, at home to Wigan on December 29 and at home to Oxford United on January 2. Albion complete the season on Saturday, May 8, with the return trip to Oxford.

All fixtures are subject to change.

Burton Albion manager Jake Buxton said: "Fleetwood is not an easy place to start but we will be preparing well as we will do for every game. 

"Accrington have always given us a tough game and these two matches coming up won't be any different.

"If you add Swindon away and then Portsmouth at home that is a tough start for us.

"What stands out for me is the long distance of the away games in the opening fxtures with us going to Fleetwood, Swindon and Plymouth which is tough on the club if we have to have overnight stays."

The Brewers also have midweek away trips to Sunderland and Ipswich in December.

Buxton said: "We have to go there at some point but having them so close together is another tough ask for supporters and us at the football club.

"But we intend to give it our best shot both on the road and at the Pirelli. We will give it everything and try and win as many as we can. I have told the players our aim is to always be competitive and we want to progress in the cups as well as they are important to the football club and give you the chance to be on TV and to have top opposition at the Pirelli or to have a day out at a Premier League club. 

"We just can't wait to have the fans back in the ground. That's when it will become real again. I know the players and supporters are going to relate to each other and we need the fans to urge us on and help us be successful."

The season will start with games being played behind closed doors. Until fans are allowed into stadiums the best way to keep up with the Burton Albion is with an iFollow Brewers account. Create a free account HERE

iFollow will be back bigger and better for the 2020/21 season, with live match access, highlights and behind the scenes news and interviews.

Register here to ensure that you are first to hear about next season’s iFollow packages and to be in with a chance of winning an iFollow pass for the 2020/21 season.

You can also sync the Brewers 2020/21 fixtures to your calendar with date and time changes automatically updating. Find out more HERE

 


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