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MATCH PREVIEW: PORT VALE (H)

3 December 2021

BURTON Albion will look to book their place in the third round of the Emirates FA Cup as we host Port Vale at the Pirelli Stadium tomorrow afternoon (3pm kick-off).

CATERING

Burton Albion will be trialling an extra catering option at tomorrow’s Emirates FA Cup tie against Port Vale.

Don Burger will be bringing a catering unit which will be sited in the pedestrian walkway leading down from Princess Way, easily accessible for fans accessing the home terraces.

The annual supporters’ survey and follow-up forum highlighted the desire from fans for the club to offer extra catering to alleviate queues at some games.

Don Burger has a five-star hygiene rating and specialises in gourmet burgers.

Fans will be able to visit the stand at half-time and during the game if they wish but will need to retain their match ticket stub in order to gain re-entry into the ground.

FORM GUIDE

The Brewers come into tomorrow’s clash after winning back-to-back home games and will be looking to transfer this league form into cup competition. The Brewers’ last FA Cup game was a 2-1 win away at Fleetwood Town, coming from behind with goals from Joe Powell and Daniel Jebbison.

Port Vale have won one of their five last games coming into the fixture. The League Two side however found an impressive route into the second round of the FA Cup, comfortably beating Albion’s League One rivals Accrington Stanley 5-1.

HEAD 2 HEAD

This will be the sides’ 12th meeting since Albion were promoted to the EFL. The Brewers have won four of these ties and drawn three, with Vale securing victories in the other five games.

The last meeting between the two came in the Carabao Cup in 2019 when Albion secured a 2-1 victory at Vale Park. Goals from Liam Boyce and Scott Fraser either side of a Mark Cullen penalty gave the Brewers the win.

BREWERS TEAM NEWS

Deji Oshilaja returns from suspension and will be available for selection, while there are no new injury worries for the Brewers.

PORT VALE TEAM NEWS

Vale will be without forwards Jamie Proctor, James Wilson and George Lloyd for tomorrow’s game. Youth strikers Eden Bailey and Kamani McFarlane are also ruled out due to injury.

MATCH OFFICIALS

The referee for this fixture will be Martin Coy. Coy has shown 30 yellow cards and one red card in the 12 games he has officiated this season. The last game involving the Brewers that Coy refereed was Albion’s 3-2 home victory over Morecambe in October.

Ian Smedley and Ravel Cheosiaua are the assistant referees while Robert Massey-Ellis is the fourth official.

IFOLLOW BREWERS

Fans should note that due to broadcasting restrictions, Emirates FA Cup ties are NOT available for streaming on iFollow Brewers.

The club will post highlights of the game in the days afterwards, once these have been made available by the FA’s broadcasting partner.

SPONSORS

MATCH SPONSOR – RAES

Raygar Architectural and Engineering Supplies Ltd is an independent supplier of ironmongery, tools and fixings based in Derby. The firm supplies both tradesmen associated to the construction industry as well as the public carrying out home improvements.

Raygar has just completed 26 years in business and still has the desire to grow and become even stronger and has expanded into the supply only or a supply-and-fit service of garage doors. The growth into the garage door market has continued far above the firm’s expectations with now over 250 forward orders. This has involved RAES having purchased a vehicle to transport them as well as a 40ft container just for the storage of the doors.

Joining us today are MD Ray Garlick and his guests.

MATCHBALL SPONSOR - ALEXTRA GROUP

We help you reach your financial goals and objectives - including pensions, retirement planning, investments, portfolios and life assurance.

As a leading accountancy and wealth management firm based in Staffordshire and Cheshire servicing clients across England and Wales, we offer a tailored service to meet the needs of your business. Alextra is a team of dynamic and skilled advisors, with vast experience in delivering accounting, taxation and wealth management services. As business owners ourselves, we understand the needs and concerns of our clients. For more information go to: www.alextragroup.co.uk.

FAMILY ZONE

Families can start their matchday experience 90 minutes before kick-off, with a range of fun activities on the 3G pitch next to the BACT building.

The Family Zone will feature music, lots of games and activities, teas and coffees as well as appearances from two first-team players!*

Visitors to the Family Zone will be encouraged to grab an ‘honesty flag’ to use during the game to cheer on Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s team which we ask you to return after the match.The Family Zone will be open from 1.30pm until 2.45pm.

More information for families: https://www.burtonalbionfc.co.uk/fans/families/

*Players may be subject to change

TICKETS

Brewers fans are urged to purchase tickets in advance for tomorrow’s FA Cup tie to avoid queues.

Book your tickets right now via our online ticket store or, if you are purchasing on your mobile phone use our web-based app:

https://ba6.glitnirticketing.com/baticket/mobile/evlistm.php

Cash turnstiles will not be in operation, but tickets will be available to purchase today for home fans only from the Pirelli Stadium Ticket Office (please note that there is a £2 price increase for purchasing on matchday).

Large queues are expected and identification with a proof of address will also be required.

All supporters will need to abide by our Covid-19 Code of Conduct which can be read HERE


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