The Pirelli Stadium

It’s been a tough season for twenty-third placed Burton Albion who have the worst defensive record in League One, conceding fifty-four goals in twenty-six matches.

The Brewers had their midweek clash with Peterborough postponed due to a frozen pitch following freezing temperatures overnight.

This will be the second consecutive time that Albion have had a game postponed due to the pitch being unfit.

“I’m never bothered whether the game is called off or not, we always prepare properly.”

Dino Maamria, Burton Manager


Having two games postponed has meant an elongated break between fixtures, giving the players and staff much needed time to regroup and tackle the tricky task ahead of them.

However, Burton boss Dino Maamria is unfazed by fixture postponement and believes his team prepare thoroughly for each game, no matter when it is played.

Albion have only won two games in their last ten in League One which will need to improve if they want to avoid being relegated.

Maamria will be hoping his new signings can slide straight into the team helping rejuvenate the squad and helping Burton push on into the second half of the season.

One signing of note is Dale Taylor, on loan from Premier League Nottingham Forest, who will be looking to add to the existing prolific nature of the team.

“He’ll be excellent” is what Maamria said when asked about the Northern Irish striker’s impact on the team.

Burton face Oxford United on Saturday at the Pirelli Stadium who have proved to be a bogey side for The Brewers, having not won against the U’s in the last six meetings.

Maamria is actively trying to sure-up the defence and stop the persistent leaking of goals by bringing in new signings and tweaking the approach his team takes.

A win on the weekend would see Burton Albion escape the relegation zone, if results elsewhere go in their favour, which is a motivating factor for the team to kick on and improve their performances.