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Spotlight on the Opposition | Burton Albion

3 December 2021

We make the short trip to the Pirelli Stadium to take on the Brewers in the second round of the Emirates FA Cup.

In the Dugout

Former Chelsea forward Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is in his second spell in charge of Albion. He had his first managerial role at Royal Antwerp in 2013 and moved to Burton in 2014. He would later manage Queens Park Rangers and Northampton Town before re-joining Burton on New Year’s Day 2021. 

 

Man with the Armband

Stoke-on-Trent born defender John Brayford captains Burton. He spent his youth career at Manchester City and the Brewers. In his first spell at Burton he made 77 appearances from 2006 to 2008 before moving on to play for Crewe Alexandra, Derby County, Cardiff City, Sheffield United before re-joining Burton on loan in 2016 before it became permanent a year later.

The 33-year-old has made 11 appearances this season scoring once and picking up four yellow cards. He was also sent off for a second bookable offence in Burton’s 0-0 draw away at Bolton Wanderers in the league. Brayford picked up a hamstring injury in early October and is out for the foreseeable future so is unlikely to feature against the Valiants tomorrow.

 

Star Man

Ireland international Thomas O’Connor joined the Brewers in the summer. He spent his youth career at Southampton and made the step up to the first team in 2019 but never played for them. He went out on loan to Gillingham twice before signing for Burton. He has also featured for Republic of Ireland U21s.

O’Connor has made 16 appearances for Burton this season scoring five goals and picking up one yellow card. The 22-year-old got his fifth goal of the season last weekend at home to Doncaster Rovers. His best game in a yellow shirt came against Morecambe scoring the first and third goal for Burton in a 3-2 win.

 

Top Scorer

On loan Sheffield United forward Daniel Jebbison is the Brewers top scorer with six goals in all competitions. Jebbison has scored four in the league with one in the Emirates FA Cup and the other in the Papa John’s Trophy. His stand out game was against Accrington Stanley where he scored twice in a huge 4-0 home win.

 

Last time out and recent form

Albion have won three and lost two in their last five matches. The two defeats both came in the league against Charlton Athletic at home and away to MK Dons. One of their wins was in the Papa John’s Trophy in a thumping 5-0 win verses Wycombe Wanderers. The other two wins came against Accrington and most recently Doncaster Rovers.

Burton beat Doncaster 2-0 which started with a quiet first half but Burton took the lead ten minutes after the restart through star man O’Connor. Top scorer Jebbison sealed the game 20 minutes later in a routine win with Doncaster failing to have a shot on target. This was Rovers’ manager Richie Wellens final league game in charge, getting sacked on the 1st of December.

 

Their Home

Burton play at the Pirelli Stadium which has a capacity of 6,912 and was opened in 2005. Burton’s groundsman Simon Marshall was runner-up for Groundsman Of The Year in the Conference in 2008/09 and in League Two in 2009/10. The Pirelli Stadium is also the home of Burton Albion LFC and Leicester City Women.

 

How to get there

POSTCODE FOR SAT-NAVS: DE13 0AR

CAR PARKING

Car parking is available at the Pirelli Stadium for 400 vehicles on a first-come, first-served basis for £5. Supporters can also park in the Ryknild Industrial Estate for £5. Access to the site is from the Derby Road Island, 1st exit – it is sign posted on match days – it cannot be pre booked and cash is collected on the day.

 

By Car

From M6 North Jct. 15 (A50 Uttoxeter, Stoke-On-Trent) -A511

Leave the Motorway at Junction 15, (Stoke-On-Trent South) and follow the signs for Uttoxeter (A50). Stay on this road ignoring the first sign for Burton and continuing along the A50 until you reach the Toyota Island. Come off the A50 here and follow signs for A38 (south). Travel on this road until you reach the first exit for Burton on Trent. Take this exit (A5121) and proceed along Derby Road, passing McDonald's and the Pirelli factory on your right and a BP Garage and Cash & Carry on your left until you reach a roundabout. Turn right at this roundabout into Princess Way and the entrance to the ground is 300 yards on your right.

From the M1 (Junction 24) via the A50

Exit the M1 at Junction 24 and follow the signs for the A50 (Stoke and Uttoxeter). Keep on this road, heading west until you reach the Toyota Island and the junction with the A38. Head south on the A38 (Burton and Birmingham) until you reach the first Burton turn off. Take this exit (A5121) and proceed along Derby Road, passing McDonald's and the Pirelli factory on your right and a BP Garage and Cash & Carry on your left until you reach a roundabout. Turn right at this roundabout into Princess Way and the entrance to the ground is 300 yards on your right.

From M42 Jct. 11 (West Mids) & M5 (South West) -A444

Leave the M 42 at its last exit Junction 11 (Just past Tamworth) and go onto the A444 signposted Burton. Stay on the A444 all the way to Burton, going through Overseal and Castle Gresley on the way. On entering Burton, go past the Black Horse and Copper Hearth pubs, straight across the mini-roundabout and you will come to a roundabout with St Peters Bridge in front of you. Turn right at the roundabout into Stapenhill Road (A444), which runs parallel to the River Trent, and then turn left at the traffic lights onto the Trent Bridge. Get into the right-hand lane, go straight on through both sets of lights at the end of the Bridge, into Horninglow Street, straight on again at the next lights (next to the newly built Magistrates Courts), then turn right at the traffic lights underneath the Brewery fly-over, into Hawkins Lane. Go through the industrial estate, straight across the mini-roundabout and over the Railway Bridge, once over the Railway Bridge, you will come to a roundabout. Go straight across the roundabout into Princess Way and the entrance to the ground is 300 yards on your right.

From A38 South (Lichfield, Birmingham)

Take the second exit for Burton (North). Take this exit (A5121) and proceed along Derby Road, passing McDonald's and the Pirelli factory on your right and a BP Garage and Cash & Carry on your left until you reach a roundabout. Turn right at this roundabout into Princess Way and the entrance to the ground is 300 yards on your right.

From A38 North (Derby) and M1 North (Junction 28)

Exit the A38 at the first turning for Burton (North). Take this exit (A5121) and proceed along Derby Road, passing McDonald's and the Pirelli factory on your right and a BP Garage and Cash & Carry on your left until you reach a roundabout. Turn right at this roundabout into Princess Way and the entrance to the ground is 300 yards on your right.

From M1 South (Jct 22) -A511

From the M1, exit at Junction 22 (signposted Coalville, Ashby, Burton) and stay on the A511 You stay on this road for approximately 17 miles, by-passing Coalville and going through Ashby-De-La-Zouch, then Woodville and Midway (This area is littered with speed cameras - so beware!) When you enter Burton, get into the right-hand lane at the bottom of Ashby Road (A511) going straight over the traffic lights and across the Trent Bridge. Staying in the right-hand lane, go straight on through both sets of lights at the end of the Bridge, into Horninglow Street, straight on again at the next lights (next to the newly built Magistrates Courts), then turn right at the traffic lights underneath the Brewery fly-over, into Hawkins Lane. Go through the industrial estate, straight across the mini-roundabout and over the Railway Bridge, once over the Railway Bridge, you will come to a roundabout. Go straight across the roundabout into Princess Way and the entrance to the ground is 300 yards on your right.

BY TRAIN

Railway Station, Borough Road, Burton

Burton Railway Station is situated half a mile West of the Town Centre, past the Breweries on Station Street, on Borough Road. Trains run regularly to and from Derby and Nottingham to the North, and Birmingham to the South. It's a good twenty-five-minute walk to the Pirelli Stadium from the Station. Out of the station turn left, then next right into Derby Street. Keep going on this road about 1½ miles, straight across the first roundabout by the Derby Turn, then immediately left at the next roundabout into Princess Way and the entrance to the ground is 300 yards on your right.

By Bus from the Railway Station

The Trent Barton V1 and V2 bus service runs every half an hour from directly outside the railway station to the Pirelli Stadium. For further details and timetables please click on the Trent Barton link below.

 

EXTERNAL TRAVEL LINKS

East Midland Railway - www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk

Arriva Cross-Country Trains - https://www.crosscountrytrains.co.uk/

Trent Barton Bus Services - http://www.trentbarton.co.uk

Midland Classic Bus Services - https://www.midlandclassic.com/

 

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