BURTON Albion will be looking to take their recent cup form into this weekend’s league fixture against Charlton Athletic at the Pirelli Stadium (Saturday, kick off 3pm).
The Brewers go into the game following back-to-back victories, after two wins in the last week against both Fleetwood and Wycombe in separate cup competitions.
The Brewers progressed to the second round of the FA Cup following last weekend’s 2-1 victory over Fleetwood Town at Highbury Stadium – goals from Joe Powell and Daniel Jebbison saw Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s side come from a goal behind to set up a Staffordshire derby against Port Vale in the next round.
A trip to Buckinghamshire on Tuesday in the Papa John’s Trophy then saw Albion end their campaign in the competition with a 5-0 demolition of Wycombe - striker Aaron Amadi-Holloway was the star of the show with a hat-trick of headers for the Brewers.
Charlton also progressed to the second round of the FA Cup last weekend with a resounding 4-0 win over Havant and Waterlooville. However, caretaker boss Jonnie Jackson experienced his first loss since taking temporary charge, as a weakened Addicks’ side lost 1-0 to Leyton Orient in the Papa John’s Trophy on Tuesday evening.
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The two sides have only ever faced each other 5 times in competitive fixtures. Charlton edge the record with three wins in comparison to Albion’s two with the fixture never resulting in a draw.
The last time the two sides met came in the 2020/21 Sky Bet League One at The Valley. Goals from Mike Fondop and Danny Rowe earned the Brewers an important 2-1 win on the road. Albion also beat the Addicks earlier the same season at the Pirelli Stadium under former manager Jake Buxton, winning 4-2 on the night.
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This section will be updated later this afternoon following manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s weekly press pre-match conference.
Daniel Jebbison and Terry Taylor are both away on international duty and will miss the game, with Jonny Smith and Tom Hamer also unavailable due to suspensions.
Opponents Charlton have been rejuvenated under caretaker boss Johnnie Jackson, the Addicks recording three wins and one draw from his five matches in charge.
With their solitary setback coming in the EFL Trophy, Jackson's temporary stint will be regarded as an overwhelming success, particularly in the league with Charlton now out of the bottom four.
Charlton are having far more of an impact in the final third under Jackson with eight of their 10 goals coming after the hour mark.
Chris Gunter and Conor Washington are away off on International Duty - Adam Matthews is already absent from the squad, whilst Papa Souare had to be replaced late on against Leyton Orient after suffering a hamstring injury.
Jackson will likely revert back to the team which drew against Rotherham United having rotated his squad over the past week.
Despite netting his third goal of the campaign last week, Josh Davison will likely have to make do with a spot among the replacements.
Sam Lavelle is most likely to return from the treatment room in time for this game, with former Brewers loanee Sean Clare expected to take a place on the bench.
The man in the middle will be Trevor Kettle, who’ll be assisted by Matthew Wilkes and Marvyn Amphlett. The fourth official is Hristo Karaivanov.
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MATCH BALL SPONSORS – The match ball is being sponsored in memory of Brewers fan Bryan Hollins by Bryan’s son Steve and his friends in association with The Mortgage Company.
Bryan was a much loved and missed husband, dad, grandad and life-long Brewers fan.
Bryan was na successful local businessman who was big on family and a massive Brewers supporter. He followed the club through thick and thin and started his journey at the Brewers’ original home Wellington Street, then onto Eton Park and the Pirelli Stadium with many trips to watch the Brewers away as well.
For many a season, Bryan stood cheering on The Brewers from the terraces, in the same spot, on the halfway line along with his brother Phil and his mates and also often joined by other family members. Then in his later years, Bryan sat in his regular seat in the main stand.
Bryan’s family would like to thank “the lads” for sponsoring the matchball in memory of Bryan and they would also like to say thanks on behalf of Bryan to the Brewers for all the great times and memories that they gave him.
Bryan will be here in spirit today and will be getting behind the team with a massive
“Come on you Brewers”.
PLAYER SPONSORS – Also present at the game are BD Builders, a professional contractor producing quality projects for homes across Coventry and Warwickshire who are our young goalkeeper Dan Moore’s Player Sponsors.
Several members of the Uttoxeter branch of the RBL and RNA will be present at the game.
Chairman Cllr Philip Hudson, who did 30 years’ service with Staffordshire Police and who is also Deputy Mayor of East Staffordshire. His father saw action in the Second World War in Italy and the far east.
Secretary Cllr Karen Hudson, the Deputy Mayoress of East Staffordshire, whose father saw service in the British Army in Cyprus.
Treasurer Cllr Mark Crutchley, who served in the Fleet Air Arm for 28 years.
Mark Heath, who served in the Royal Navy.
Committee Member Cllr Helen Hedech, Deputy Mayor of Uttoxeter, whose father served in the Royal Navy.
Paul and Deb Baldwin are here today with their niece Megan to celebrate her 20th birthday.
Welcome also to our former groundsman, Dave Woodburn who is taking hospitality for a celebration with family and friends.
Families can start their matchday experience 90 minutes before kick off, with activities on the 3G pitch next to the BACT building.
The Family Zone will feature music, lots of games and activities, teas and coffees and on Saturday ahead of the game, a chance to meet two Brewers first team players - Jonny Smith and Sam Hughes.
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 to 2.45pm on Saturday.
More information for families: https://www.burtonalbionfc.co.uk/fans/families/