BURTON Albion return from a 10 day break in action with our home tie against Accrington Stanley tomorrow (3pm kick-off). Find out all you need to know about the fixture in our preview here.
Fans will be greeted as they arrive at either the main reception or turnstiles by a collection from Burton YMCA. The charity will be raising funds for the vital work that they do within the community and fans are asked to dig deep and raise money for the good cause. Look out for the Burton YMCA branding and volunteers as you arrive at the ground!
There will also be a sensory room in operation in the main stand for this fixture. Catering for fans who have difficulties such as autism, the converted executive box will provide a safe and secure venue for both children and adults to enjoy the fixture from, with full view of the pitch.
HEAD 2 HEAD
The Brewers have faced Accrington Stanley as far back as the Northern Premier League, and now face each other in League One for the second consecutive season.
Last month, the Brewers travelled up to the WHAM Stadium and were defeated 2-0, Albion’s only dropped points in the last six.
The Brewers and Accrington have shared results between them, with six wins a piece and three draws in their 15 league meetings. The highest scoring game came last season at the Pirelli Stadium, as the Brewers fought back from 2-0 to win 5-2 in a thrilling game.
BREWERS TEAM NEWS
The key doubts ahead of tomorrow are Kieran Wallace and Nathan Broadhead.
Kieran Wallace is still suffering from the effects of a clash of heads with Liam Boyce during the warm up on Boxing Day, with manager Nigel Clough taking no chances on risking Kieran if he is not absolutely fit and well.
“We are always very cautious with head injuries and Kieran’s welfare comes first,” said Clough. “When he feels 100 per cent he will be involved.”
Nathan Broadhead returned to Everton during the break following the game against MK Dons and is suffering with his hamstring injury, and he will be assessed ahead of tomorrow’s match.
Jevan Anderson returned after four weeks out with injury during the Birmingham Senior Cup game against Nuneaton Borough.
ACCRINGTON STANLEY TEAM NEWS
Accrington assistant manager Jimmy Bell told Accrington Stanley’s website that they will need to “tighten up, toughen up and be more resilient” in their visit to the Pirelli Stadium tomorrow.
They are hopeful of the return of Fulham loanee Jerome Opoku at left back, having missed recent games, but forward Colby Bishop and midfielders Wilson Carvalho and Sean McConville will all miss out due to injury.
Tomorrow’s match will be officiated by Kevin Johnson, with assistants Andrew Dallison and Paul Graham, with the Fourth Official being Anthony Moore.
Mr Johnson has so far refereed 22 matches so far this season, with nine of those coming in League One. In total he has awarded 67 yellow cards, 27 in the third tier. He has also awarded two yellow cards and converted them to red one two occasions in League One, as well as issuing two straight dismissals and three penalties. He has officiated neither Burton Albion nor Accrington Stanley during the 2019-20 campaign.
Home fans will be able to pay in cash on the turnstiles when they arrive at the game tomorrow. Terrace access will be available in the UK Waterproofing Solutions Stand (Popside) and the Don Amott Stand (West). Fans wishing to have a seat in the Carling Stand will be required to purchase a ticket from the ticket office beforehand.
The Russell Roof Tiles Stand (away terrace) will be closed for this fixture and away fans are advised that they will need to buy a ticket from the ticket office to sit in the Carling Stand (away section).
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.
This game is not available for streaming domestically but you can buy an audio only pass for £2.50 HERE.