Match Preview | Burton Albion v Wanderers


Wanderers are back on the road this weekend with a trip to the Pirelli Stadium to take on Burton Albion in Sky Bet League One.

The Whites make the journey to Staffordshire with another sold-out away end backing them on Saturday afternoon.

Ian Evatt's men will be looking to bounce back from their derby loss to Wigan as they seek a fourth win in five league games to start the season.

Manager quotes

Ian Evatt:

“We’ve been hurting and we need to react now in a positive way. We have to take our medicine and we have done this week and we have to make sure come Saturday we are back to what I’ve seen in the first few weeks of the season.

“I’ve got a really strong squad of players. Whatever team we pick this week – because it’s a big week with Burton, Middlesbrough and Derby – will be what I see is right for that game.

“We know we let everybody down last weekend but it shouldn’t really change the feeling around this football club and what we’ve been doing so far.”

Ian Evatt

Burton Albion Manager Dino Maamria:

“We have a history of doing well and upsetting the bigger clubs and that’s what we will be looking to do again on Saturday. To do that we have to be right on top of our game.

“Bolton are a top team, and they have quality players everywhere. They could field two teams and they would both finish in the top six. That’s how strong they are."

Team News

Wanderers' frontman Dion Charles returns from his one-game suspension and is available for selection once again.

Striking colleague Jon Dadi Bodvarsson made a first appearance of the season following injury as a 76th-minute substitute against Wigan Athletic.

Burton will be without Josh Walker and Jamal Blackman who are both working their way back to fitness.

Tom Hamer is ‘touch and go’ according to Albion boss Dino Maamria.

Dion Charles

Form guide

It has not been the start that Burton boss Dino Maamria would have dreamed of before the season began after guiding the Brewers away from relegation danger and a 15th-place finish last season.

However, it is still early days and, in fairness, the Brewers’ opening three games were as tough as they could have asked for. Opening-day defeat away to Blackpool was followed by a Carabao Cup knock-out at the hands of Leicester City.

Local rivals Derby County then visited the Pirelli and won comfortably in a 3-0 scoreline.

In the past week, Albion have faced two tough away fixtures at Shrewsbury and Wycombe and returned one point from those games with a hard-fought 0-0 at Adams Park.

As for Wanderers, they currently occupy second spot in Sky Bet League One after an impressive start to the campaign, despite a set-back and first defeat of the campaign against Wigan Athletic last time out.

Ian Evatt’s men will be looking to bounce back from that and replicate a performance which earned them all three points on their last away outing against Cheltenham Town two weeks ago.


Referee: Carl Brook

Assistant Referees: James Vallance and Oliver Bickle

Fourth Official: Conor Brown

Carl Brook


Saturday, 3pm


The Wanderers’ faithful have once again sold out their allocation of tickets for the away end.

No additional tickets will be available in advance or on the day.


This game will be streamed LIVE on Wanderers TV for supporters living internationally.

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