Fleetwood Town are set to face Burton Albion at the Pirelli Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and we have all you need to know ahead of the 3pm kick-off in our match preview.
Fixture: Burton Albion v Fleetwood Town
Competition: Sky Bet League One
Date: Saturday 23 September 2023
Venue: Pirelli Stadium, Princess Way, Burton upon Trent, DE13 0AR
ON BURTON'S RECENT FORM
Burton Albion were in action on Tuesday night, and currently sit on nine points and one place above Fleetwood Town in the Sky Bet League One standings. In midweek, they beat Port Vale 3-2 at Vale Park, with three different goal scorers. Bez Lubala opened the scoring in the 11th minute, with Vale grabbing an equaliser just before half-time.
In the second half, Albion picked up the tempo and scored two goals within ten minutes. The first was scored by Steve Seddon with Kwadwo Baah bagging just after the hour mark. The hosts Vale did score four minute from time, but failed to gain a point on home soil.
Burton didn't have the best start to the season, failing to score any goals in their first three matches in all competitions. An opening day 2-0 defeat away at fellow Fylde Coast side Blackpool was followed by a 2-0 defeat to Leicester in the cup, and then a 3-0 defeat away at Derby County.
With chance now to claim out of the bottom four, Burton will be hoping to pick up their first home win of the new campaign, with Fleetwood - the visitors - looking for their first league victory of the season and second in all competitions.
WHAT LEE JOHNSON HAD TO SAY AHEAD OF THE GAME
Manager Lee Johnson spoke to the press on Thursday afternoon at Poolfoot Farm, and here’s what he had to say on the game this weekend:
"We know it's a tight pitch at Burton and I know how much of a role our supporters can play in the game by giving us that strength shooting towards them.
"Burton are a strong and physical side, who like to play direct, but like any side in this division, they have their weaknesses so it's up to us to capitalise on those on Saturday.
"Having had one game in charge, I am trying to focus the lads on the process and not the outcome. In this league, you can put three wins together quickly and when I was at Barnsley we were bottom of the league and then got promoted so it is possible from the position we are in.
"There are 117 points to play for and it's important that we as a group battle for every single one of those points."
WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW ON IFOLLOW!
HOW TO FOLLOW THE MATCH LIVE
With iFollow Fleetwood, the Cod Army have two ways to follow all the action at the Pirelli Stadium in Burton without actually being in the stands.
Those who live outside the United Kingdom, or who are on holiday can watch the full 90 minutes with commentary provided by our media partners, BBC Radio Lancashire.
For Town fans who are based in the United Kingdom, you will only be able to listen to the full match due to the broadcasting rights and regulations with the EFL.
Here are the two iFollow passes available for you to buy - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
Audio Match Pass - £2.50 (U.K & Overseas)
Video Match Pass - £10 (Overseas)
If you want to buy a package for the rest of the season and save money overall, you can find the full details by heading over to our iFollow page. Support Fleetwood Town wherever you are in the world.
TICKET NEWS FOR BURTON!
Fleetwood Town supporters will be located in the Carling Stand (seated), with the prices below:
*Please note, the prices listed above are with the added on £2 increase in ticket sales. Please see older ticket news pieces for the original early bird prices.