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MATCH PREVIEW - FLEETWOOD TOWN (H)

11 March 2022

THE Brewers return to home league action tomorrow, as Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s men take on Fleetwood Town at the Pirelli Stadium (3pm kick-off).

Albion will look to secure all three points in the first home game at the Pirelli Stadium in last three weeks.

FORM GUIDE

Both sides find themselves out of winning form at the moment and will both hoping to be on the end of a positive result come 5pm on Saturday evening.

Albion go into the game off the back of a disappointing 4-1 defeat away at promotion pushing Oxford United. The Brewers have lost the last three games and will aim to end that streak this weekend against the Cod Army.

The visitor’s last outing came in a 3-1 defeat against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday night, despite initially taking the lead. Stephen Crainey’s side are without a win in their last 10 games and will hope to change their fortunes in order to move them away from the relegation zone.

HEAD 2 HEAD

There is nothing to separate Albion and tomorrow’s visitors on the head-to-head record. Since the Brewers promotion to the EFL, the sides have both recorded eight wins a piece, with only one draw in the 17 games played between the two clubs in all competitions.

MATCHDAY MEMORY

The last meeting at the Pirelli Stadium between the Brewers and tomorrow’s opponents came in the later stages of the 2020/21 season. Albion secured a comfortable 5-2 win in what was the first match after the side secured a remarkable turnaround to avoid relegation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2PEl7yOSts

BREWERS TEAM NEWS

Brewers midfielder Ciaran Gilligan has returned to training after missing the last few weeks through injury. He is available for selection but Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink confirmed it may still be too early for the academy graduate to return to action. 

FLEETWOOD TEAM NEWS

Ellis Harrison and Barry Baggley both came off in their recent game against Sunderland with injury and it is not known if they will feature tomorrow. Centre-back Zak Jules will not feature tomorrow due to suspension.

MATCH OFFICIALS 

Oliver Langford will take charge of tomorrow’s fixture at the Pirelli Stadium and will be assisted by Shaun Hudson and George Byrne. The Fourth Official for tomorrow’s game will be Daniel Middleton.

TICKETS

Tickets for tomorrow’s home game against Fleetwood are still on sale and will also be available to be purchased on the gate tomorrow. Click the banner below to purchase tickets 

DE FERRERS TRUST TAKEOVER

Over 400 students, staff, parents and carers associated to The de Ferrers Trust will be present at tomorrow’s game.

Burton Albion are looking forward to welcoming the de Ferrers Academy, The Pingle Academy, Granville Academy, Lansdown Infants, Eton Park Juniors, Horninglow Primary and Richard Wakefield CE Primary, as they take over the East Stand Terrace for the game.

50/50 DRAW

Have a go on our 50/50 draw to be in with a chance of winning a cash prize. Not only does buying a ticket for the draw give you a chance at winning big, but it will also go directly to supporting the work of Burton Albion Community Trust.

The proceeds from the draw will help to fund the work of BACT. You can buy a ticket from one of our sellers around the ground. Remember, even if you don’t win the prize, you are still making a huge difference by supporting Burton Albion Community Trust.

FAMILY ZONE

The Family Zone will be open 90 minutes prior to kick-off on the 3G pitch next to the Burton Albion Community Trust Building.

At the Family Zone, there will be music, activities, games, tea and coffee. Visitors to the Family Zone are welcome to take an ‘honesty flag’ to use during the game to show their support for the Brewers. We kindly ask you to return the flags at the end of the match.

The Family Zone will be open from 1.30pm-2.45pm

There are lots of activities to do on the family section of our website to do prior to the game. Click the link below to be taken to the page where you can do things such as colouring, wordsearches and letter writing to Billy and Betty Brewer.

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

MATCHDAY PLAYLIST

The matchday playlist for tomorrow’s game will be Brewers midfielder Michael Mancienne. Keep your ears open in the build up to kick-off as Michael gets you prepared for the game. The playlist will soon be available to listen to on Spotify, keep an eye out on social media later on today for the full song list. 

FOOD

After the success of our recent addition of jacket potatoes to our matchday menu, we will continue to serve them at our refreshment kiosks throughout the stadium.

Originally introduced as part of our aim to implement supporter feedback to offer healthier options at refreshment kiosks, we will continue to sell the topped potatoes following positive feedback from the fanbase.

MATCH SPONSOR – COPPICE RACING

Coppice Racing is the name behind greyhounds owned or part owned by Tony Brealey an avid Burton Albion fan.

Coppice Racing currently has more than 40 dogs racing or

in schooling preparing to race. Working with two trainers -

Kevin Hutton who’s home track is Towcester and Newcastle-based Jimmy Fenwick. Both race throughout the UK. Two football themed pups have recently started racing, Coppice Brewer (Billy) and Coppice Fox (Filbert).

Filbert is competing in the Monmore Puppy Derby semi-final today. Coppice Racing can boast 158 Open and Graded Race wins. The most successful dog to date was Headford Ranger winning 48% of his races and winner of the Steel City Cup in 2020.

IFOLLOW

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

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