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MATCH PREVIEW: BURTON ALBION

24 September 2020

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Town host Burton Albion on Saturday in our third game of the Sky Bet League One season, so we take a look at the opposition in this weeks' match preview.

Formed in 1950, Burton were in 12th place just before the outbreak of Covid-19 caused the League One campaign to be curtailed.

Coincidentally, the Yellows still find themselves in 12th position, one place above Town who share the exact same points and goal difference.

Albion's start to the season was not one they were hoping for, losing away to Fleetwood Town 2-1, before getting their first points on the board by beating Accrington Stanley by the same score-line.

Player/manager and former club captain Jake Buxton took over the Burton reins from Nigel Clough in May 2020 and is currently in his first full season in charge.

The match comes as a rare fixture to Swindon and Burton having only faced each other four times, with the Brewers having the upper hand on three of those four matches. 

Town's only win against Burton came at the County Ground in February 2011 thanks to goals from Ronan Murray and Paul Benson.

Both sides share James Collins as a mutual player, having spells at both the County Ground and the Pirelli Stadium. The forward signed for the Brewers in October 2010 where he scored 5 goals in 12 matches.

Collins joined Paolo Di Canio's Swindon side in June 2012 where he finished the season as the club's top scorer that year with 18 goals in all competitions.


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