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MATCH PREVIEW: SHREWSBURY

12 January 2023

Club News

MATCH PREVIEW: SHREWSBURY

12 January 2023

IT’S back to Sky Bet League One action as the Brewers take on Shrewsbury Town at the Pirelli Stadium on Saturday, January 14, with a 3pm kick off.

DID YOU KNOW?

Shrewsbury manager Steve Cotterill is a former Brewers player who was sold to Wimbledon in 1989 alongside fellow striker John Gayle for a fee in excess of £75,000.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

Since our promotion to the Football League in 2009 Burton Albion and Shrewsbury have met 19 times. The Brewers have won only five of those games and only one of the last seven meetings. We have lost the last two games against Shrewsbury.

MINUTE’S SILENCE

There will be a minute’s silence before kick off to remember all those who have passed away in 2022 who have a connection with Burton Albion. There will be dedications from family members to their loved ones included in the Matchday Brewer.

FAMILY ZONE

Our regular Family Zone will be back in operation for this game starting 90 minutes before kick-off and is open to home and away supporters.

Come and try out football, archery, inflatable fun, colouring and much more on the 3G pitch and inside the community building.

There is plenty more information for young fans on the club website such as the history of the club, how to become a mascot and fun things to do such as our autograph and colouring sheets which you can download now - click here to visit our Family Section!

CLUB STATEMENT

Burton Albion Football Club is shocked, saddened and disappointed to have received reports from supporters and Kick It Out regarding homophobic language being used by some of our supporters at recent men’s first team matches. The club wishes to make it clear that it does not - and never will - tolerate behaviour of this kind, and condemns it entirely. This abuse has no place in football.

We are actively investigating the reports that have been sent to us, and anyone found guilty of using discriminatory language will have action taken against them - which may include a club ban. As a community club, equality is at the heart of all that we do. We proudly support Rainbow Laces each season and anyone, regardless of orientation, ethnicity, age, gender or belief, is welcome at Burton Albion Football Club. That will never change.

But we must be clear - anyone who feels it appropriate to use homophobic slurs, or discrimination and abuse of any kind, at our games is not welcome at the Pirelli Stadium. That, too, will never change. Anyone who hears any form of discrimination or abuse at Burton Albion games is encouraged to make the matchday stewards aware and report it to the club as soon as possible.

IFOLLOW

Video Match Passes are not available for this game, but you can buy an audio Match Pass for £2.50 which are available to buy now here https://www.burtonalbionfc.co.uk/ifollow/subscribe/

CELEBRATIONS

Happy birthday to Hilary Cuttell, Anthony Rowe and Robert Rosson who are celebrating together.

Happy 70th birthday to season ticket holder and ardent Brewers fan Paul Fletcher.

Happy 85th birthday to Brian English, who will be with members of his family including his wife Kath who also recently celebrated her 80th birthday.

 

FOOD & DRINK

We have a wide range of food and drink inside the ground - including jacket potatoes, hot dogs, burgers, chips and our famous faggots and peas. Chips are just £2.50, a burger is £3.20. Pies and pasties are £3.

By popular demand Madri beer will now be available in all home bars.

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SPONSORS

Match sponsor – Smith Partnership

Smith Partnership combines decades’ worth of legal expertise with a desire to do things a little differently. As well as offering the knowledge and hands-on experience you’d expect from a leading UK law firm, we also pride ourselves on taking a straight-talking, jargon-free approach to your case. Our philosophy is simple; we put our clients, whether they be an individual or a business, at the heart of everything we do. Our commitment to providing excellent client care has been shaping our firm since its beginnings in 1987.

Man of the Match – Dain Accountants

Dains Accountants Limited was established in 1926. Dains is an independent firm of chartered accountants and business advisers specialising in advising growing SME businesses. The firm currently employs approximately 310 staff including 32 Partners and Directors.

Our core services are Accountancy & Business Services, Audit, Corporate Finance, Forensic Accounting, and Taxation alongside outsourced FD and HR support. We deliver these services with a focus on our core values of valued relationships, fairness, working and succeeding together and integrity.  Together these core values make up the Dains DNA which runs through each of our interactions and activities.

Matchball – Burton Kia

Burton Kia, of Centrum Gate, Burton, is a franchise dealership retailing new and used cars plus Kia aftersales. The multi-award-winning dealership has added more accolades to its portfolio including the Platinum Prestige Dealer Award at the 2021 Kia Dealer Excellence Awards. The annual and globally recognised award is presented by Kia UK to the best performing UK dealer partners. Burton Kia was the only UK recipient of the award, with just three per cent of Kia dealers globally awarded the Platinum status. Additionally, Burton Kia came in second place for the Dealer of the Year Award, which takes into consideration overall performance in sales, after sales and customer experience throughout the past year. In both sales and after sales award categories, Burton Kia ranked in the top ten of the entire Kia UK dealer network.

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PROGRAMME

The Matchday Brewer can be bought around the ground and in the Club Shop priced at £3 for 48 pages of exclusive content.

TICKET INFORMATION

Early bird ticket prices for the game are as follows:

Seats

Adults: £22
Senior (65-plus): £20
Young Person (17-22): £20
Under-17: £12
Under-13: £12

Terrace

Adults: £18
Senior (65-plus): £16
Young Person (17-22): £13
Under-17: £5
Under-13: £5

Early bird tickets are available up until 5pm the day before each matchday. Tickets purchased after this time will incur a £2.00 increase in price.

Book your tickets right now via our online ticket store or, if you are purchasing on your mobile phone use our web-based app.

You can also purchase tickets by visiting the Club Shop at the Pirelli Stadium or you can call 01283 565938. 

When collecting tickets on match day please allow plenty of time as queues tend to be long. Please note that you will be asked for ID when collecting your tickets.

PARKING

Please park responsibly around the ground and use the Ryknild Trading Estate rather than the surrounding street. Please try and walk or use public transport if at all possible.

More details HERE

NEXT MATCH AT THE PIRELLI STADIUM

The Brewers are home to Peterborough on Tuesday, January 24, with a 7.45pm kick off. Buy tickets here  http://ba6.glitnirticketing.com/baticket/cms/view.php?id=tile_tile_index

 


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