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Preview: Burton Albion (A)

13 March 2015

The Reds hit the road again this weekend for a trip to league leaders Burton Albion.

Ahead of kick off, Chris Forsyth has all the information you might need:After battling to a point with ten men against mid-table Portsmouth at the weekend, Stanley return to their run of games against the top teams in the division with a trip to Burton Albion.

It's only a month since the sides last met, with the Reds winning 1-0 at the Store First Stadium.

Now the Brewers, targetting both promotion and the title, will be looking to get their own back on John Coleman's side.[/vc_tab]Defender Lloyd Jones could make his Stanley debut after signing on loan from Liverpool yesterday.

Anthony Barry begins a three match ban following his red card against Portsmouth.

Nicky Hunt and Adam Buxton remain injury doubts.[/vc_tab]The Brewers have spent five of the last 10 seasons in the Conference and the other five seasons in League Two. They won promotion from the Conference in the 2008/09 season after winning the league title and have spent the last five seasons in League Two.

In the last two seasons the Brewers have finished in the play-off places and were beaten 1-0 by Fleetwood Town in last season's play-off final, after finishing in 6th place in the league.[/vc_tab]

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

42 year old Hasselbaink is in his second managerial spell, after spending last season in charge of Royal Antwerp. He was then appointed Brewers manager in November 2014.

Hasselbaink is a well-known name to British football fans, having spent the majority of his career playing in England for teams including Chelsea, Leeds United and Middlesbrough. During his career he made over 400 appearances and scored almost 200 goals.

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John Mousinho

28 year old Mousinho signed for the Brewers last summer and has so far made 31 appearances and scored two goals. He started his career at Brentford and made 64 appearances and scored two goals for the club between 2005 and 2008. He then moved to Wycombe Wanderers, where he made 73 appearances and scored three goals for the club before moving to Stevenage in 2010. He made 57 appearances and scored 10 goals for Stevenage between 2010 and 2012.

Mousinho then moved to Preston North End and made 26 appearances for the club between 2012 and 2014 and also had spells on loan at Gillingham and Stevenage, before signing for the Brewers last season.

[/vc_tab]Accrington Stanley and Burton Albion have met as Football League sides on eleven occasions since the Brewers won promotion in 2009.

Burton have the edge in those League Two encounters, winning five to Stanley's four. There have been two draws.

Last season the Brewers won both games, 1-0 at the Store First Stadium in August and 2-1 at the Pirelli Stadium in March.

Stanley were 1-0 winners over the Brewers at the Store First Stadium last month.

These sides also met regularly for three season in the Conference, with Stanley winning four of seven meetings between 2003 and 2006.[/vc_tab]Stanley have gone three games without a win since beating the Brewers on 24th February, though they ended a to match losing run with a point against Portsmouth last weekend.

John Coleman's team remain 15th in the League Two table, eleven points from the top seven and ten from the bottom two.

Burton have won one and lost one since their visit to the Store First Stadium. They were 1-0 victors over Hartlepool at the weekend but had previously lost 1-0 to Newport.

They are two points clear of second placed Shrewsbury and eight ahead of fourth placed Southend.[/vc_tab]

Stanley

Gornell 7

McCartan 6

Gray 5

Mingoia 5

Naismith 4

Joyce 4

Atkinson 4

Maguire 4

Windass 3

Burton

McGurk 6

Akins 5

Blyth 5[/vc_tab]

Carl Boyeson (East Yorkshire)

A familiar face at Football League level for over a decade, Mr. Boyeson has vast experience taking charge of games at this level.

His last Stanley game was the 5-4 win at Northampton earlier this season.

This season: 26 games, 68 yellow cards, 5 red cards[/vc_tab]

The Ground

The Brewers currently play at the Pirelli Stadium, with the current capacity of the ground being 6,912. The club previously played at Eton Park between 1958 and 2005, before their move to the Pirelli Stadium.

The club's record attendance is 6,192, which was set at the Pirelli Stadium against Oxford United in 2009 in the Blue Square Premier League.

For more information on Burton Albion, why not visit their official website www.burtonalbionfc.co.uk or their Twitter feed @burtonalbionfc[/vc_tab]Current Stanley defender Adam Buxton has appeared for both clubs. He made one FA Cup appearance in a loan spell for the Brewers and has made 22 appearances and scored one goal for Stanley in two spells at the club.

Current Brewers defender Phil Edwards has also appeared for both clubs. He made 227 appearances and scored 23 goals for Stanley between 2005 and 2011. He has also made 75 appearances and scored six goals for the Brewers since signing for them in 2013.[/vc_tab]


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