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Preview: Burton Albion v Fleetwood Town

26 April 2021

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Fleetwood Town face Burton Albion on Tuesday 27 April at the Pirelli Stadium in Sky Bet League One, and we have all you need to know ahead of the 7pm kick-off in our match preview.

Fixture: Burton Albion v Fleetwood Town

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Tuesday 27 April 2021

Kick-off: 19:00

Venue: Pirelli Stadium, Princess Way, Burton Upon Trent, DE13 0AR

Match officials: Anthony Backhouse (Referee), Dean Treleaven & Kenwyn Hughes (Assistant Referees), Ravel Cheosiaua (Fourth Official)

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FLEETWOOD TOWN

Fleetwood Town got back to winning ways in their last outing as they managed to beat Doncaster Rovers 1-0 at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Forward Barrie McKay scored the only goal of the game five minutes into the second half, after an even first period. Town’s number 19 took the shot on from a tight angle, squeezing the ball under the Rovers goalkeeper, Jamie Jones.

In the game before, Town lost 2-0 to Crewe Alexandra at Highbury. Simon Grayson’s side started the game strong, creating better chances, but it was Owen Dale who opened the scoring as he placed the ball past Alex Cairns from close range. Kyle Vassell had his penalty saved shortly after and Chris Porter, who also had a penalty, converted his meaning Crewe would walk away winners on the night.

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BURTON ALBION

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s men have had a mixed April so far as they have won three, drawn two, and lost one already this month.

In their last outing, they travelled to the DW Stadium on Saturday, where they drew 1-1 with Wigan Athletic. Burton’s midfielder Joe Powell opened the scoring on the afternoon after a quarter of an hour, but Will Keane was able to find the bet for the Latics before the half, meaning that the points had to be shared.

A home game was before that one as they welcomed Lincoln City to the Pirelli Stadium. The Brewers created plenty of opportunities throughout the game, but it was Lincoln’s Timothy Eyoma who found the back of the 27 minutes in, with his goal settling the tie.

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ONE TO WATCH: KANE HEMMINGS

One to watch from Burton is forward, Kane Hemmings. The 30-year-old, who joined the club in the summer, has 13 goals for the season and is the side’s top goalscorer this campaign.

Burton-born Hemmings began his career as a youngster at Rangers in 2010 and would go on to spend three years there, with a brief loan to Cowdenbeath, which led to a permanent move soon after. O18 goals in a single season later, he was named the PFA Scotland Championship Player of the Year and was selected for the Championship Team of the Year as well.

The 30-year-old then signed for Barnsley but didn’t hit the same form as he made the move to Dundee 13 months later, where he managed 28 goals in 44 games and was nominated for the PFA Scotland Player of the Year award once again. Oxford then made a move for the forward and he carried on hitting the back of the net, scoring another 15 goals there.

He then went out on loan to Mansfield Town for the 2017/18 season and netted 15 times, before moving on to Notts County the summer after. Hemmings was the side’s top goalscorer that season and decided to head back to Dundee, for his second spell. After another double-digit goal season, he went on to join his local side Burton in August 2020. Since joining the Brewers, he has managed to score 13 goals.

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WATCH TOWN ON iFOLLOW!

Supporters can now purchase video match passes for Fleetwood Town’s Sky Bet League One clash against Burton Albion on Tuesday.

With fans still unable to attend games, the iFollow match pass is your best option to watch the Cod Army play.

Simon Grayson's side are set to travel to the Pirelli Stadium to face Burton in a league clash on Tuesday and you can watch the game for just £10!

If you'd like to purchase your match pass, click HERE.

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Match Reports

Report: Town lose out to Burton on tough night in Staffordshire

27 April 2021

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Fleetwood Town lost 5-2 to Burton Albion on Tuesday night at the Pirelli Stadium in Sky Bet League One.

With four different scorers for the hosts, it was a night to forget in Staffordshire for the Cod Army, despite Town’s best efforts to get back into the game, it was The Brewers who claimed maximum points.

It was a positive start from the Cod Army as Janoi Donacien was bright down the right-hand side, he got the initial ball into the box, Callum Camps struck on target, but it was blocked out of play.

Within the first five minutes, Fleetwood had a few successive corners, but none tested Kieran O’Hara in Burton’s goal.

On the ten-minute mark Town worked the ball from defence to attack keeping composed moving the ball through the hosts’ press - starting with Callum Connolly on the edge of Fleetwood’s box and finishing with Callum Camps on the edge of Burton’s box - but the latter’s strike on target was blocked.

After a quiet period between the two sides, the deadlock was broken after a strike from Lucas Akins flew past Alex Cairns into the top corner not long after the half-an-hour mark as Burton took the lead.

Burton’s lead was doubled not long later after Joe Powell’s free kick from 25 yards hit the top right of the woodwork, it dribbled across the face of goal and found itself in the back of the net on the opposite side.

It was Burton who looked to build on their lead as they had the first chance of the second half: Hayden Carter combined with Josh Earl to work an angle on the left, but the former's effort was blocked off Town’s line from Donacien.

On the 53rd minute Town started to ask more questions of the Burton defence as Wes Burns drove past Earl, he got a dangerous ball in, but a miscommunication between Jordan Rossiter and Ged Garner meant the attack fizzled out.

The scoreline was halved after a devastating counterattack led by Kyle Vassell was coolly taken round the goalkeeper by Sam Finley who then slotted home to give the Cod Army something to work with on the 62nd minute.

Fleetwood started to work their ways up the gears in a search for an equaliser as Burns again proved menacing down the right, he put another teasing ball in where it fell to Danny Andrew at the back post, Andrew drilled it across the face of goal, but John Brayford got an important touch to clear away the danger.

With twenty to go, Tom Hamer pounced on a loose ball in the box and poked it home to score Burton’s third of the evening.

Town pushed forward in a search to get back into the game, with minutes to go, Burns picked up the ball from deep, fed it through to Vassell one on one with the ‘keeper but O’Hara’s save matched the effort.

The hosts then got a fourth of the evening through Hemmings as he slotted past Cairns to ensure maximum points.

Town managed to pull one back late on in the game as Connolly's chance from inside the box was deflected in by Jordan Rossiter. Soon after, Connolly had a chance to grab a third for the side but it crashed against the crossbar.

With seconds to go, Hemmings secured his brace, hitting his shot underneath a diving Cairns, finishing off a dreary night in Staffordshire.

Town XI: Cairns (GK), Andrew, Connolly (C), Camps (45’ Burns), Rossiter, Vassell, McKay, Donacien, Finley, Biggins (46’ Garner), Hill.

Subs not used: Coleman (GK), Whelan, Sheron, Baggley, Feeney.

Burton XI: O’Hara, Brayford (C), Edwards, Powell (70’ Hemmings), Akins, Earl, Carter, Clare, Hamer, Taylor (85’ Gilligan), Rowe (70’ Smith).

Subs not used: Barnes (GK), Broom, O’Toole, Fondop.

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