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9 February 2018

A look at Saturday’s clash as Blues face Burton at Portman Road

Current standings: Town sit 12th but could rise as high as eighth if results go the right way and pick up all three points this weekend. Burton are bottom of the league with the Brewers three points off safety and without a win in four games.

League form:

Town – 7/15 points                                                    

Fulham (A) L 4-1                                                        
Leeds (H) W 1-0                                                         
Bolton (A) D 1-1                                                         
Wolves (H) L 1-0                                                        
Sunderland (A) W 2-0                                                 

Burton – 3/15 points
Sheff Wed (A) W 3-0
QPR (H) L 3-1
Fulham (A) L 6-0
Reading (H) L 3-1
Aston Villa (A) L 3-2

Last time we met: Burton 1-2 Town. 28/10/17.
Bersant Celina’s 89th minute effort saw Town snatch all three points away at Burton in October. The hosts took the lead through Ben Turner in the 57th minute but just nine minutes later Martyn Waghorn fired Blues level with a left-foot drive. As the spoils looked destined to be shared, super-sub Celina stepped up and curled home a fine free-kick to send the travelling Blue Army home happy.

Previous meetings:
28.10.17 Burton 1-2 Town
14.04.17 Burton 1-2 Town
18.10.16 Town 2-0 Burton

One to watch: Darren Bent
Bent, on loan at Burton from Derby for the remainder of the season, has made one appearance since arriving from the Rams and will be looking to notch his first goal for his new side against Town on Saturday. The former Blue, who netted for Derby at Portman Road last campaign, is a renowned goalscorer and could prove a valuable addition as Burton fight for survival this term.

Could be the difference: Town’s record
Blues have a 100 per cent winning record against the Brewers having come out on top in all three of the previous meetings. Let’s hope the trend continues for Mick McCarthy’s side this weekend.





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