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MATCH PREVIEW | WIGAN ATHLETIC (H)

11 April 2022

IT is back-to-back home games for the Brewers as Burton Albion host league leaders Wigan Athletic at the Pirelli Stadium tonight (7.45pm).

Get all the information you need right here.

FORM GUIDE

The Brewers took a much-needed and much-deserved clean sheet from Saturday’s goalless draw with high-flying Plymouth Argyle - ending a run of two straight defeats (both of thise coming away from home against Charlton Athletic and Morecambe).

Tonight’s rearranged game sees Wigan in good form, winning four of their last five and climbing to the top of the Sky Bet League One table. Leam Richardson’s side have amassed 86 points from their 40 games so far this season.

HEAD 2 HEAD

Albion’s record against the Latics has been mixed - Albion won both of their first two games against Wigan (a 2-1 League Cup win in 2014 followed by a famous 1-0 victory at the DW Stadium in 2015, when Nasser El Khayati got the only goal of the game in a true smash-and-grab victory between the two sides who would be automatically promoted to the Championship that season.

Since then however, the Brewers have taken three draws and suffered three defeats to the Latics, two of those coming at the Pirelli Stadium. 

BREWERS TEAM NEWS

Dino Maamria confirmed in his pre-match press conference that midfielder Adlene Guedioura has departed Burton Albion by mutual consent.

Oumar Niasse remains sidelined due to personal issues - while winger Jonny Smith is expected to miss the remainder of the season after suffering a shoulder injury in that goalless draw against Plymouth Argyle at the weekend.

Michael Mancienne and Ciaran Gilligan both came through training on Monday morning and so could feature in the game against Wigan.

WIGAN ATHLETIC TEAM NEWS

Key winger James McClean missed the Latics’ victory over Lincoln City at the weekend following a knee injury and is likely to remain sidelined for the visit of the Brewers. Curtis Tilt, who, like McClean, scored in Wigan’s 2-0 victory over the Brewers in October at the DW Stadium, will miss the rest of the season with a hamstring injury.

MATCH OFFICIALS

The referee for tomorrow’s encounter will be Ollie Yates, who will be assisted by Thomas Harty and Conor Brown. The Fourth Official for the game will be Grant Taylor.

Yates has officiated 26 games so far this season, dishing out 85 yellow cards and four red, and this will be his first game as the man in the middle with the Brewers this season.

He took charge of two games involving Albion last season - a Papa Johns Trophy defeat to Cambridge United and a 4-2 win over Charlton Athletic.

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WOMEN’S AND GIRLS’ TAKEOVER

Tonight's game will be our second Women’s and Girls’ Takeover of the season, where we highlight the amazing work going on in the club and Community Trust as we push to promote the women’s game.

The club held its first Takeover last October and as part of our focus on the women’s game, members of our women’s and girls’ teams will be attending the game and taking part in a walk around the pitch at half-time.

The players will be joined by participants in Burton Albion Community Trust’s Mums’ Play, Veterans and Wildcats programmes on the evening, with featured interviews and reports in our matchday programme.

HERGAMETOO

And the second of our scheduled Takeover games will also be dedicated to the club’s support of HerGameToo, with Burton Albion joining a number of clubs from the EFL and beyond to commit to the cause, creating further awareness to the problems faced in football by females.

HerGameToo was founded by 12 passionate female football fans who are committed to growing the campaign with the aim of fostering an ethos in football in which women are welcomed and respected equally.

SPONSORS

MATCH AND MAN-OF-THE-MATCH SPONSORS

Our sponsors tomorrow night are from Hi-line Industries Ltd - manufacturers of compressed air purification systems and suppliers of compressors and compressor servicing.

What is compressed air purification? When compressing air water is generated and, in most applications, it’s not welcome! Hi-line manufactures dryers and filters to remove oil, dirt, and water from compressed air for breathing air applications, or indeed anyone that needs clean and dry air. Working closely with all compressor companies we can supply, and support all makes of compressor and being local in Burton-Upon-Trent we are right on your doorstep.

We are based at a 16,500 sq. ft premises on Green Street, Burton upon Trent. Not only does Hi-line look after most of the nation's compressed air, but we also manufacture in Burton Oxygen and Nitrogen generators to save businesses huge sums on technical gases that can be generated on site instead of buying in such gases from gas companies. It's all about saving energy in these expensive times. We offer a 10% discount on our products to any local company supporting Burton Albion Football Club, with a further 20% off compressor servicing.

website: www.hilineindustries.com 

50/50 DRAW TICKETS

Our 50/50 draw allows fans the chance to win a cash prize whole also supporting the work of the Burton Albion Community Trust.  

You can get your tickets from the staff handing them out around the ground - make sure to get yours!

FAMILY ZONE 

The Family Zone will be open in the usual place on the 3G pitch next to the BACT building.

The Family Zone will feature music, games and lots of fun activities for all the family. You can grab an ‘honesty flag’ to use during the game to cheer on the Brewers. We kindly ask you to return the flag after the game.

The Family Zone will be open from 6.15pm-7.30pm.

There are also lots of fun activities to do in the family section of our website – and we are encouraging all young Brewers to write a letter to Billy and Bettie ahead of tomorrow! Click the link below to be taken to the page and get your letter to send!

https://www.burtonalbionfc.co.uk/fans/families/

TICKETS  

Brewers fans CAN pay in cash on the turnstiles on the day of the game, but will incur a £2 increase on pre-matchday prices.

IFOLLOW BREWERS

The game kicks off at 7.45pm and with it being a midweek game, you can watch the entire match live on iFollow Brewers.

Simply load the App up close to kick-off, log in to your account and click on the option that allows you to watch live.

You can buy a Match Pass for just £10 to watch every second of the game as it happens - with replays, a chance to pause and rewind the live action, and commentary from BBC Radio Derby.

YOU CAN BUY YOUR MATCH PASS BY CLICKING HERE.

Once you have purchased your Match Pass, the easiest way to watch is through the official iFollow App, which is available on iOS devices from the App Store and Android from Google Play. 

The App, which is available on mobiles and tablets, can be downloaded below:

  

Simply load the App up close to kick-off, log in to your account and click on the option that allows you to watch live. 


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