Wanderers kick off 2024 with a home test against Burton Albion on Monday afternoon at the Toughsheet Community Stadium.
After finishing the calendar year in a rich vein of form and in the automatic promotion spots, Ian Evatt’s men will be looking to carry that feel-good factor into the New Year.
Ian Evatt: “The players have been brilliant and have had no time off. They’ve sacrificed a lot and they’ve really bought into what we want to do for this football club and these fans.
“There’s one more game in this block of fixtures and we need to do the business on Monday. We’ll be in this weekend working hard to prepare for that game to get another three points.
“Burton will be fighting for their lives and we will need to match that with our desire and determination and then hopefully our quality with shine through.”
Gethin Jones begins his international duty as he joins up with Australia at the Asian Cup. Carlos Mendes Gomes is already at Guinea Bissau’s camp preparing for the African Cup of Nations.
Jack Iredale missed out on Friday with a slight knee problem but is not expected to be out for long.
Since the recent dismissal of Dino Maamria at the Pirelli Stadium, the Brewers have experienced an upturn in form under Caretaker Manager Gary Mills.
A last gasp equaliser at Charlton clearly rallied the troops as Burton then went on to beat Blackpool and Shrewsbury at home, both 1-0, so Albion will be coming into this tie full of a new found confidence.
As for Wanderers, a run of three straight victories will have Ian Evatt satisfied with their end to 2023.
A professional performance in a 2-0 win at Fleetwood Town rounded off the year in style as goals from Dion Charles and Victor Adeboyejo sent the Whites home happy.
Referee: Darren Drysdale
Assistant Referees: Steve Durnall and Alistair Nelson
Fourth Official: Ben Toner
Tickets for the fixture remain on sale and can be purchased online up until kick-off. We do urge supporters to purchase in advance to avoid the matchday queues.
This game will be streamed LIVE on Wanderers TV for both UK and internationally based supporters.
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