BURTON Albion return to League One action tomorrow, hosting Fleetwood Town at the Pirelli Stadium (kick off 3pm).
The Brewers are three points of the play-off places with the Cod Army only outside the play-off places themselves on goal difference so it’s an important game to both clubs’ promotion chances.
HEAD 2 HEAD
The Brewers have lost three of the four league meetings with Fleetwood here at the Pirelli Stadium. Our only success came in March 2016 when we won 2-1. None of the nine Football League meetings between the two clubs has ended in a draw and Fleetwood are on a winning streak with success in our last three encounters. The away game this season was played in October with The Cod Army chalking up a 4-1 win. Oliver Sarkic levelled for the Brewers before a Paddy Madden hat-trick secured the points for the home side.
BREWERS TEAM NEWS
Nigel Clough has two injury worries leading up to the game.
Kieran Wallace is still suffering from illness that has ruled him out since the Accrington game on December 29.
"Kieran is still not right yet," said Clough. “We will make sure he is fully fit before we risk him. He may not be available for Saturday."
Nathan Broadhead missed the festive period of games due to the recurrence of an injury against Lincoln City, but the manager said that he was more hopeful that the Everton loanee would be able to be involved come Saturday after the striker returned to training.
FLEETWOOD TEAM NEWS
Fletwood have bolstered their promotion push with an early signing in the transfer window. Midfielder Callum Connolly has arrived on loan from Everton until the end of the season.
The 22-year-old had been on loan at Lincoln City but has made the move to Joey Barton’s side for the rest of the campaign
"When the opportunity arose to bring him into our group we jumped at the chance," Barton told the club’s official website.
The man in the middle will be Josh Smith, assisted by Andrew Hendley and Craig Taylor, with Gareth Mellor as the Fourth Official.
Mr Smith has taken charge of 18 games this season, mostly in League Two. But he did take charge of Doncaster’s 7-1 win at Southend in League One handing out two red cards.
He has awarded 54 yellow cards and five red cards this 2019-20 campaign.
Fans can pay with cash on the turnstiles for the UK Waterproofing Solutions Stand (Popside), and the Don Amott Stand (behind the goal).
For fans wishing to sit in the Carling Stand, tickets can be purchased on the day from the ticket offices before the game, but please note that these will be subject to availability.
Cash on the turnstiles for this fixture is available for home fans only; away fans will need a ticket in order to gain entry to the ground.
The Russell Roof Tiles Stand (away terrace) is not open for this fixture.
Prices are as follows:
Please note that prices increase by £2 each on matchday, so anyone wishing to attend can save by purchasing their tickets in advance before 5pm today.
Earlybird prices are:
Senior (65-plus): £20
Young Person (17-22): £20
Senior (65-plus): £16
Young Person (17-22): £13
Call 01283 565938, visit the club shop during normal opening hours or go to www.burtonalbionfc.co.uk/tickets.