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MATCH PREVIEW - SHREWSBURY TOWN (H)

25 February 2022

BURTON Albion return to home league action following consecutive away matches, welcoming Shrewsbury Town to the Pirelli Stadium tomorrow afternoon. (3pm kick-off.)

FORM GUIDE

The Brewers return home after a late Sunderland equaliser denied Albion the three points at the Stadium Light on Tuesday after a hard-fought performance in the North-East. Burton’s last game at the Pirelli Stadium ended in a 3-1 victory over Bolton Wanderers.

Shrewsbury are without a win in their last nine matches in all competitions, the most recent of those games ending in a narrow 2-1 home defeat to Portsmouth. Despite the winless run, the visitors have not lost by more than a single goal during this time.

HEAD 2 HEAD

There isn’t a lot to separate the two sides when it comes to the head-to-head record. The two have faced off 17 times competitively since the Brewers promotion to the EFL, with Shrewsbury edging the record with six wins compared to Burton’s five. The other 5 games ended all square.

The last meeting between the teams came on the first day of this season, as the Brewers started the season off with a 1-0 win courtesy of a John Brayford goal at Montgomery Waters Meadow.

BREWERS TEAM NEWS

Deji Oshilaja and Louis Moult are available for selection following a short period on the side-lines through injury.

SHREWSBURY TOWN TEAM NEWS

David Davis will miss out tomorrow and potentially for the rest of the season after coming off against Portsmouth last time out with an ankle injury. Josh Vela will also miss out after picking up a red card against Portsmouth.

MATCH OFFICIALS

The referee for tomorrow’s encounter will be Benjamin Speedie, who will be assisted by James Vallance and Steven Rushton. The Fourth Official for the match will be Trevor Kettle.

COVID-19 UPDATE

  • The club cannot completely eliminate the risk of Covid-19 infection. Before purchasing a ticket, or travelling to a match, supporters must decide whether it is appropriate they attend, taking into consideration any associated risks based on their personal circumstances.
  • We ask you not to attend games if you or anyone in your party has any Covid symptoms.
  • In the event you develop Covid symptoms whilst at the stadium, please notify the nearest steward immediately, who will direct you to the appropriate medical facility.

TICKETS

Tickets for tomorrow’s game are still available to purchase online and we are urging supporters to buy in advance – so click the banner below to purchase yours! 

50/50 DRAW TICKETS

THE 50/50 draw gives fans the chance to win a big cash prize but is also a way for fans to directly support the work of Burton Albion Community Trust.

Proceeds from each draw will go to help fund the work of BACT with the charity arm of Burton Albion, so make sure you buy a ticket from sellers around the ground. You may be lucky enough to win, but if not, you are still making a difference by supporting BACT.

FAMILY ZONE

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. Visitors 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.

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/

 

MATCHDAY PLAYLIST

The matchday playlist for tomorrow’s Sky Bet League One fixture has been chosen by midfielder and Brewers academy graduate Ciaran Gilligan. Click HERE to listen to the matchday playlist on Spotify.

FOOD

DON BURGER

The popular Don Burger catering unit will be back at the Pirelli Stadium for this game, serving gourmet burgers in their usual spot on the pedestrian walkway leading from Princess Way to the Pirelli Stadium.

They will be serving their popular Don Burger and a contribution will be made to Burton Albion Community Trust - so make sure to get a burger on matchday

JACKET POTATO

The Pirelli Stadium will be offering jacket potatoes as a healthier food option from our refreshment kiosks.

As part of our aim to implement feedback from supporters at recent fan forums, particularly around healthier options at our refreshment kiosks, fans will be able to buy jacket potatoes on a trial basis, alongside our usual options.

SPONSORS

MATCH SPONSOR – STAFFORDSHIRE UNIVERSITY

Staffordshire has a long and well-established relationship with Burton Albion as we share the same values of aspiration, achievement and making a real difference to our local communities.

We work to make sure that everyone from Staffordshire, and beyond, has the opportunity to gain skills that will improve their lives and those of their families. Burton Albion does the same through its Community Trust. Given that we have the same aims it makes sense for us to work together to get the best for local people. If an apprenticeship or a degree might be the next step for you or a family member, get in touch. You can find out more about what we do at www.staffs.ac.uk.

 

IFOLLOW

 The game is not available to live stream, but you can buy an audio only pass for £2.50.


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