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New Season, New Team - Burton Albion

6 June 2018

Let's look at our new opponents for the 2018/19 season...

This weeks edition of 'New Season, New Team' focusses on relegated Championship side Burton Albion.
Burton Albion were formed in 1950 and earned promotion to the Football League in 2009.
The Brewers have been on a continuous rise since they joined the EFL, reaching the Championship and surviving in their first season in the second tier. However, the failed in their bid to stay up last season on the final day of the season as Bolton Wanderers won the fight to stay up.
They will hope a return to League One can spark another push for promotion, and they will take confidence from the three teams that were promoted in 2017/18 who were all relegated from the Championship the season before.
Burton play at Pirelli Stadium, and have done since the ground was opened in 2005.
The stadium holds 6,912 supporters with 2,034 of them being seated.
Their stadium was the lowest capacity ground in the Championship.
They finished the 17/18 Sky Bet Championship season in 23rd, with 38 goals and 41 points.
Their top scorer for the season was 35-year-old winger Lloyd Dyer, but the experienced forward has been offered a new contract with the club and if he chooses to stay he could prove a dangerous threat.
However, Burton released five players from last season with the likes of Shaun Barker and Stephen Warnock looking for new clubs as well as placing just one player, Tom Flanagan on the transfer list.

The Brewers are certainly looking to keep hold of their top players as their squad re-building process takes shape.

The Brewers are managed by Nigel Clough who has been at the club since 2015 and is currently in his second spell as manager.
Clough ended his playing career at Burton Albion and made over 230 appearances for the club.
He guided them to the Championship in his first full season in charge.
The last time the two sides met was on Monday 22nd February 2016.
Blues hosted the game at Roots Hall and came out 3-1 winners in front of the TV cameras with goals from Anthony Wordsworth, David Mooney, and Tyrone Barnett's wondergoal all stealing the show.
We have played the Brewers a total of 14 times, of which four we have won, three we have drawn and seven we have lost.

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