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Match Preview: Burton Albion

25 February 2022

Match Previews

Match Preview: Burton Albion

25 February 2022

Shrewsbury Town are looking to get back to winning ways on Saturday as they travel to the Pirelli Stadium to face Burton Albion in Sky Bet League One.

Salop are looking to bounce back following Tuesday’s midweek 2-1 loss against Portsmouth at Montgomery Waters Meadow. Steve Cotterill’s side are without a win in eight league games, however, they have lost only three of those games drawing the rest.

Burton are having a comfortable season and are currently sat in the middle of the table in 13th. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s side are two games without a win and return to the Pirelli on the back of Tuesday’s midweek 1-1 away draw against Sunderland.

Burton have experienced some great times over recent years, gaining back-to-back promotions from League Two all the way to the Championship in 2014-15 and 2015-16. Now since their relegation back to the third tier in 2017-18, Burton have established themselves as a solid mid-table side and will be looking to push back into the play-off places as a promotion contenders in the near future.

Name: Burton Albion Football Club

Founded: 1950 (71 years ago)

Chairman: Ben Robinson

Biggest Win: 12-1 vs Coalville Town, Birmingham Senior Cup, September 1954

Biggest Defeat: 10-0 vs Barnet, Southern League Premier Division, February 1970

Highest League Finish: 20th, Sky Bet Championship, 2016-17

Player to Watch: Oumar Niasse

It came as almost a shock when Burton announced the signing of Oumar Niasse last week. The former Everton and Hull man has been without a club since leaving Huddersfield Town in June and links up with Hasselbaink’s side with over 50 top-flight appearances and adds a wealth of experience to the side.

At the age of 31, Niasse also brings international experience to the side, with nine caps for Senegal with three goals. Yet to score his first goal for the club, Oumar is still building up match fitness and will be one to look out for on Saturday.


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