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PREVIEW: Another Tuesday night under the lights

Burton Albion next on the agenda

24 October 2023

Match Previews

PREVIEW: Another Tuesday night under the lights

Burton Albion next on the agenda

24 October 2023

Carlisle United v Burton Albion, Tuesday 24 October, kick off 7.45pm


It's almost nine years to the day since Burton were last at Brunton Park, and that was when the Brewers were looking to push on to secure their promotion to League One, which they eventually went on to achieve. 

This time round they went into their home game with Bristol Rovers at the weekend on the back of three straight league wins, with a draw punctuating two other successes to make up their six-game unbeaten charge into the mid-table ranks.

The Pirates opened the scoring on Saturday, but Bez Lubala (2), Joe Powell (more on him below) and Kwadwo Baah restored the balance to make it comfortable for the home team.

So, that's seven unbeaten. Four consecutive league wins. Confidence is high.

August had been tough, with just two points claimed from that first month of the campaign, but their fortunes changed with an impressive 3-2 away victory over Port Vale midway through September (incidentally, they'll be making that journey again in the first round of the Emirates FA Cup at the start of November).

Boss Dino Maamria was quick to pounce on the positives of that result, insisting that the poor start wasn't a fair reflection of the quality inside the building.

"What was really important, and I emphasised this while we were not winning games, is that we are a good group of people, staff and players who believe in each other," he said after the Valiants had been put to the sword.

"I know that when this group of players get going, we are going to win a lot. I'm really pleased for the group because they have worked so hard. We have always had confidence in each other and I'm sure we will kick on."

who watch

Midfielder Joe Powell is into his fourth year with the Brewers and has notched up 151 appearances so far, with 25 goals in all competitions to go with it.

He has four from his last six League One outings, and is a man currently in form. He can play out wide or through the middle, and will look to get on the end of things, as well as create. 

He's had 17 shots - a high ratio - which suggests he does come to life in the opposition half.


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  Carlisle wins Draws Burton wins
League 1 2 1
Total 1 2 1

There were almost 90 minutes between the goals when these teams met in Burton in April 2015. Danny Grainger opened the scoring with two minutes on the clock, but Denny Johnstone denied the Blues the win with an injury time strike.

Watch the highlights from that game here:

It was a seven-goal thriller when Albion headed north in October 2014. Brad Potts, Kyle Dempsey and Derek Asamoah scored for United, but four goals before the break from Damien McCrory, Lee Bell, Jacob Blyth and Alex MacDonald had already done the damage. Stuart Beavon was sent off for the visitors in time added on

Watch the highlights from that game here:


Referee - Ross Joyce
Assistant Referee 1 - Matthew Sowerby
Assistant Referee 2 - Karl Buckley
Fourth Official - Garreth Rhodes
Observer - Graham Salisbury
Coach - Clive Oliver

Our referee for today's game is Mr Ross Joyce. Ross has taken charge of 11 games so far this season and has shown 50 yellows and six reds.

You can read our Ref Watch article that accompanies this fixture HERE


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