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Match Preview | Burton Albion

23 September 2022

Match Previews

Match Preview | Burton Albion

23 September 2022

Shrewsbury Town welcome Burton Albion to Montgomery Waters Meadow this Saturday in the Sky Bet League One.

On Tuesday night, an academy-focused side took on Port Vale at home in the EFL Trophy. The young side lost 4-0, exiting the competition but gaining valuable first-team experience.

Last Saturday, Shrewsbury fell to a late injury-time defeat away at Port Vale. Ellis Harrison put his side 2-1 up in the 91st minute to secure three points for the home team. Vale took the lead in the 9th minute before Christian Saydee responded by scoring his first goal for Salop in the 19th minute.

Burton’s EFL trophy game ended in a 3-2 win for the Brewers as they took on Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough. A goal each from Sam Winnall and Jonny Smith put their side ahead up before the hosts replied with two goals to make it even at 2-2 going into the break. A second-half Davis Keillor-Dunn penalty was then enough for Burton to secure the win.

In the league, the Brewers clinched their first win of the season beating Exeter City 2-0 away last Saturday. Deji Oshilaja and Davis Keillor-Dunn scored in the second half to send their side home with a valuable three points.

Shrewsbury and Burton have played each other 18 times, with Salop winning seven of those, drawing six and losing five. When the sides last met in February this year, Shrewsbury won 2-0 away at the Pirelli Stadium. In the reverse fixture, Burton won 1-0 at Montgomery Waters Meadow in August 2021.

Name: Burton Albion

Stadium: Pirelli Stadium

Founded: 1950 (72 years ago)

Chairman: Ben Robinson

Manager: Dino Maamria

Record League win: 6-1 vs Aldershot Town, League Two, 12th December 2009.

Record League defeat: 7-1 On two occasions. 7-1 vs Port Vale, League Two, 5th April 2013.

7-1 vs Bristol Rovers, League Two, 14th April 2012.

Highest League Finish: 20th in the Sky Bet Championship 2016/2017.

One to watch: Davis Keillor-Dunn

Midfielder Davis Keillor-Dunn signed for Burton Albion in June this year and has scored four times in nine league appearances for his new side. Keillor-Dunn also grabbed the winner from the spot in Burton’s 3-2 EFL trophy win at Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday. The 24-year-old has previously played for: Ross County, Falkirk (on loan), Wrexham and Oldham Athletic before his move to Burton.

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