All you need to know ahead of this evenings game at Burton Albion
Burton Albion v Bury
Wednesday 10th August 2016 – 7:30pm
EFL Cup 1st Round
Preview: Confidence amongst the Shakers is high following their excellent performance and result on Saturday against Charlton Athletic though, to be truthful, that confidence was high long before the opening game of the season.
Manager David Flitcroft has no injury concerns form the weekend, with George Miller the only player definitely missing out as he recovers from ankle ligament damage.
Saturday’s performance and result brought some shock and surprise to many but it wasn’t so much of a shock to those in and around the first team at Carrington. The gaffer has gone about his preparations over the summer in a quiet and methodical manner and, from Saturday’s showing, has produced a squad, or rather a team, that will ‘shock and surprise many’ throughout the campaign.
Obviously, it’s early days yet, but there are no injuries or suspensions to thwart the gaffer’s plans going into the trip to the Pirelli Stadium. The Shakers record against the Brewers is impressive, but with Burton now a Championship club, the Shakers will travel as the underdogs for this tie.
Nigel Clough will be keen to overturn their 4-3 defeat at Nottingham Forest at the weekend. David Flitcroft expressed surprise on hearing that result, especially when you look at Burton’s stats of only 37 goals conceded – so for them to conceded four in one game, perhaps, shows the difference between a League One side and a Championship side. It will be the normal tough encounter with Burton, they always are but, then again, when was the last time Bury hit the road expecting an easy game – probably never.
The EFL Cup has produced a few surprises and the Shakers head to Burton-on-Trent aiming to provide another one and for those that like coincidences – the referee for the game is the same referee that took charge of the Wigan game, in the League Cup, last season – and nobody expected a win there – apart from those in and around the first team.
Referee: In charge of Wednesday evenings game is Mark Heywood from East Yorkshire. Since his introduction to the league list in the 2011-12 season, Mark has taken charge of a total of 136 games, showing 440 Yellow cards and 24 Red cards. Last season he took charge of 27 games showing 91 Yellow and seven Red cards.
The last time Mark took charge of a Bury game was at the same stage of this competition last season as he took charge of the Shakers 2-1 victory against Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium where two goals from Leon Clarke saw the Shakers progress into the second round and a home tie with Premier League Leicester City who would, of course, go on to win the Premier League title.
Betting: Bury are 100/30 to claim a victory at the Pirelli Stadium whilst the Brewers are 10/11 to claim a home win. A draw (after 90 minutes) is 23/10.
Five top tips:
1. Tom Pope first goal, Burton Albion 0 Bury 1 – 55/1
2. Burton Albion 0 Bury 1 – 10/1
3. First goal from Nicky Clark – 9/1
4. Bury to score in the first ten minutes – 9/1
5. Bury to win in Extra Time – 18/1
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Coverage: We’ll have full match commentary via Shakers Player HD with Maurice Dickson and Brian Rigby in the Press Box and the lads will be on air from around 7:15pm. We’ll also have full coverage of the game with updates via our official Twitter account (@buryfcofficial) and we’ll have team news from the game available via Social Media (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) at around 6:30pm.
From Thursday morning, we’ll have our match report together with video interviews with the manager and a key player from the game. Thursday will also bring goal highlights on our YouTube channel with extended highlights going live on Shakers Player HD at approximately 6pm. We’ll also have the key comments, in text format, from the manager as well.
Ticket and Travel
Admission Prices are as follows:
Adult - £15.00
Under 17 - £10.00
Ambulant Disabled age related, Carer Free – Proof must be shown at time of purchase.
Wheelchair Disabled – To contact Burton Albion on 01283 565938
Please note tickets will increase by £5.00 on the day for both age categories if bought at Burton.
Tickets will remain on sale at Gigg Lane until 11:00am Wednesday 10th August.
The Supporters coach will leave Gigg Lane at 3:45pm with cost set at £21 for members and £23 for non-members.
For those making their own way to the game, the post code for Sat Nav is DE13 0AR
Burton Albion’s visitors guide can be found here
Previous meetings: Wednesday’s game will be the 12th competitive fixture between the two sides, and only the second time the two clubs have met in any cup competition. Bury hold the lion’s share of victories with six wins whilst Burton can claim a victory on just the one occasion. The remaining four games have finished all square. As for goals, Bury have scored 16 with Burton notching just six.
The last meeting at Burton came last season and finished with a 1-1 draw at the Pirelli Stadium. Ryan Lowe gave the Shakers the lead on 74 minutes, only for Tyler Walker to equalise in the dying seconds of the game. Hamza Coudhury was also sent off for the home side on 71 minutes.
And finally, plenty of noise from those travelling please – Be Loud – Be Proud – Be Bury!
Enjoy the game!