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Burton Albion Match Preview

14 August 2018

Marcus Braddock looks ahead to this evenings Carabao Cup visit of Burt

Tonight, Burton Albion visit Montgomery Waters Meadow for the first round of the Carabao Cup. Like us, they've not managed a point in their first two games so this game could prove an opportunity for either team to kick start their season. Burton were relegated from the Championship last season after 2 years in the second tier, an impressive feat given their size in comparison with the average club in that division.

There have been a few changes in the Burton squad since last season. In recent weeks, midfielder Tom Naylor moved to Portsmouth, defender Tom Flanagan went to Sunderland and midfielder Hope Akpan joined Bradford City. In their stead, Nigel Clough brought in young midfielder Elliott Hodge, Dundee United’s goal scoring midfielder Scott Fraser and David Templeton, a prolific winger from Hamilton.


So far this season there haven't been enough games to pick out any patterns emerging although both of Burton's goals were scored in the middle fifteen minutes of two different halves of their two games. Stats from their two games so far show a 50% share of possession and as you might expect, they had considerably more shots on and off target at home.

Referee - Graham Salisbury from Lancashire.
Assistant Referee: Barry Cropp,  Paul Graham
Fourth Official: Christopher Ward

Squad News

Town have a full squad to pick from.


On current form, either team could win this one but hopefully home advantage will give us the edge. In his pre-match comments, John Filan indicated that there might be a change or two to keep everyone fresh within the squad. According to the Derbyshire press, Burton boss Nigel Clough will be looking to go through to the second round and is hoping for a home draw in the next round! He may well have room for optimism given his teams record in the last couple of seasons in the Carabao Cup. The Brewers beat Oldham and Cardiff away last season, lining up a lucrative away game at Old Trafford although the Red Devils easily won 4-1. In the previous season, a 3-2 win at home to Bury set up a home tie against Liverpool which the Brewers lost 5-0. I expect this to be a difficult one, hopefully it will be an open game but I have a feeling that the team that can grind out the result will prevail.


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Match Reports

Town 1 Burton Albion 2

14 August 2018

Whalley goal for Town but its The Brewers who progress to the second round

Town: Joel Coleman, Ryan Haynes, Omar Beckles, Shaun Whalley, Greg Docherty, James Bolton, Alex Gilliead, Lenell John-Lewis (Fejiri Okenabirhie, 69) Luke Waterfall, Josh Laurent (Lee Angol, 81) Ollie Norburn (Charlie Colkett, 31).

Subs: Steve Arnold, Kieran Kennedy, Mat Sadler, Lee Angol, Fejiri Okenabirhie, Charlie Colkett, Anthony Grant.

Burton: Stephen Bywater, John Brayford, Jake Buxton, Kyle McFadzean, Ben Turner, Scott Fraser (Reece Hutchinson, 77), Joe Sbarra (Elliot Hodge, 90), Lucas Akins, David Templeton Liam Boyce, 66) Ben Fox, Marvin Sordell.

Subs: Liam Boyce, Elliot Hodge, Marcus Harness, Reece Hutchinson, Harry Campbell.

Referee:  Graham Salisbury

Assistants: Barry Croff and Graham

Fourth official: Christopher Ward

Attendance: 2708 (127)

It wasn’t to be for Askey’s men in the first round of the Carabao Cup, losing out 2-1 to Nigel Clough’s Burton Albion.

Despite Town taking the lead through Shaun Whalley in the first half, the Brewers fought back in the second half and got the winning goal through Lucas Akins.

Team News:

John Askey made one change from Town’s team on the weekend. Lenell John-Lewis is introduced into Town’s starting 11 for this evenings Carabao Cup tie and will lead the line against the Brewers.

First half:

Town started the game in dominant fashion, keeping possession and looking dangerous going forward. Similar to the last fixture, Town’s wing play was a constant threat to the Brewers back four. A few half-chances were coming Town’s way, but nothing significant to trouble Stephen Bywater.

Town were also doing well to neutralise any attacking threat from Nigel Clough’s men. Tidy tackling from Ryan Haynes and James Bolton ensured the door was kept shut for the Brewers attacking contingent.

Shortly before the half hour mark, Town’s dominance paid dividends. A neat through ball from Bolton found Shaun Whalley in the box; through on goal the winger made no mistakes and fired home the ball high above Bywater, putting the Shrews in the lead.

Alex Gilliead continued to be a problem for Burton’s John Brayford. The winger was often finding pockets of space on the edge of the box but couldn’t calve an opportunity out for himself.

Against the run of play, Town’s lead was snatched away. A minute before the end of the half, David Templeton found himself with half a yard of space in the Shrews box. The winger did well to beat Bolton and slotted home into the bottom corner of Joel Coleman’s net.

Town went into the break level on the score line, after a late equaliser from the Brewers. Askey’s men would have been disappointed to not be entering the break in the lead, after a good first-half performance.

Second half:

Town started the second half looking to attack the Burton back line at any chance. Gilliead was looking a constant threat along the edge of the box and the winger had his first chance of the half just three minutes in. A hard long-range effort just whispered over the bar, to the relief of Bywater.

Bolton was given a yellow card in the 62nd minute, for a late challenge on Templeton.

Just a minute later, Burton were awarded a penalty by referee Graham Salisbury. The referee deemed that Luke Waterfall obstructed Scott Fraser just inside the box; Lucas Akins stepped up and slotted the ball into the left corner, giving the visitors the lead.

Burton were the team in the ascendancy as the half went on. The Brewers came close to adding another goal to their lead in the 77th minute. Liam Boyce latched onto a cross and headed the ball hard, but the Brewers sub put the ball just past the post.

As the game drew to a close, so did Town’s chances. Burton were doing a good job of sealing out Town’s forwards and Burton looked the likely team to be progressing to the next round.

The game ended 2-1 on the score sheet and John Askey’s men would have been disappointed to not be progressing to the next round of the Carabao cup.


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Ticket News

Burton Albion Ticket Details

12 August 2018

Ticket details for Carabao Cup game home to Burton Albion

Shrewsbury Town v Burton Albion
Tuesday 14th August – 7:45pm Kick-Off
Montgomery Waters Meadow
Carabao Cup

Tickets are now on sale for our home game with Burton Albion.

This game is not included for Season Ticket holders and they will need to purchase the game.

Match tickets are available before the day of the game and on the day of the match. 

The Assit Group (West) Stand is closed for this game at present.

There are special prices for the game -

Adults - £10
Concessions - £5
U12s - FREE

Tickets can be purchased in the following ways: 
•    In person at the Montgomery Waters Meadow ticket office 
•    By calling 01743 273943 
•    Via our online ticketing site - click here

Tickets bought online can be printed at home and scanned for stadium entry.

When buying online the following costs apply-

Print at Home = Free
Collect from STFC = Free
Standard post = £2.60
Special Delivery = £9.00
Add to FanCard = Free

U12s go free to every home SkyBet League One game during the 2018/19 season.

There are several options for the game if you would like to sample our matchday hospitality, you can see this here - Matchday Hospitality - or contact out Commercial team here -

If you can't make it to the game you cn listen to full match commentary, or watch the game if you are an International fan, on IFollow Shrews or download the app here to listen if you are out and about - IFollow App.

Travel - There are a number of matchday buses from around the county and buses from town centre, details here Matchday Travel Plan.  There a number of parking options in and around the stadium, these can be viewed here Matchday Parking Options.

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