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6 November 2021

BURTON Albion will kick off their Emirates FA Cup campaign as we travel to Highbury Stadium to take on Fleetwood Town this afternoon (kick-off 3pm).


Both sides come into the game looking to end their respective winless runs. Albion are currently two games without a win, with the last victory actually coming away at Fleetwood just under three weeks ago.

In that game, Tom O'Connor netted directly from a corner as the Brewers saw out a hard-earned 1-0 win,.

Fleetwood are without a win in four, with their last game ending in a 3-2 defeat at home to Wigan Athletic.


Since both sides have been in the EFL, the Brewers have faced Fleetwood 16 times with Albion winning seven of those meetings and Fleetwood edging the record with eight victories.

The two sides' only ever FA Cup meetings came in the 2013/14 season. The original tie ended in a 1-1 draw at Highbury Stadium, sending the game to a replay to which the Brewers won 1-0 courtesy of a Billy Kee goal to secure their place in the next round.


Jonny Smith will not be available following his red card away to Wigan Athletic in the Brewers last game. Tom Hamer is available for selection due to his ban only applying to EFL competitions.

Lucas Akins is still being assessed ahead of the game following a neck injury and is rated 50/50 while Tom O'Connor is expected to return following an enforced half-time substitution in last week's defeat to Wigan Athletic.


Shayden Morris returned from a long injury with substitute appearances in Fleetwood’s last two games and could return to the line-up tomorrow.


The referee for tomorrow’s fixture will be Tom Reeves and he will be assisted by Lee Freeman and Paul Graham. The fourth official will be Richard Aspinall.

Reeves has shown 45 yellow cards and two red in his 12 games so far this season.


Due to broadcasting and licensing restrictions, Emirates FA Cup games are unfortunately not available to stream on iFollow Brewers.

You can still follow the game with iFollow however by purchasing an Audio Match Pass to listen to live commentary from BBC Radio Derby. Simply click here to buy yours for just £2.50!

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