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PREVIEW: BURTON ALBION (H)

8 April 2016

The Iron will be hoping to return to winning ways when they welcome high-flying Burton to Glanford Park on Saturday.

Graham Alexander’s side slipped to a narrow defeat at Bradford last time out.

Burton have found themselves in the top two for most of the season and are currently second.

Nigel Clough’s side have found it tricky in the last few weeks though and have slipped behind Wigan in the race for top spot.

They travel to Glanford Park in second spot though and still have a healthy eight point cushion on Walsall in third, but the Saddlers do have two games in hand.



The Iron will be without Jim O’Brien for the clash against Burton, with the midfielder ruled out for the rest of the season after having surgery on a groin injury.

Scott Wiseman also remains out through injury, as does Sean McAllister (ankle), but the Iron have no fresh concerns ahead of the game.




Mark Duffy will be hoping for a happy return to Glanford Park, with the winger playing over 100 times for the club between 2010 and 2013.

The 29-year-old finds himself on loan at the Brewers from Birmingham, where former Burton boss Gary Rowett is now in charge.

The winger has been in great form since extending his loan until the end of the season and has helped to spearhead Burton’s quest for promotion.

Duffy joined the Iron back in 2010 from Morecambe for an undisclosed fee and enjoyed a successful spell at Glanford Park, before moving to then-Championship side Doncaster Rovers.

Despite impressing at his new club, he was unable to prevent them from relegation to League One, which saw the winger trigger a clause in his contract that allowed him to move on.

Birmingham snapped Duffy up, but he found game time hard to come by, so joined League One high-flyers Burton on loan.



Burton have only ever visited Glanford Park on one occasion, with that coming in the 2013-14 League Two campaign.

They lost 1-0 on that trip as Paddy Madden netted the only goal for the Iron on the hour mark, firing home from the edge of the box.

That moved United up to second in the table and boosted their automatic promotion hopes, while keeping the Brewers in fifth place.

The Iron would eventually finish in second and gain promotion, but Burton would have to wait a season to join United after missing out in the play-offs.

The full list of past results v Burton is as follows:

SEASON/DATE
RESULT
IRON SCORERS
2015-16 - 8 Aug 2015
Burton 2-1 Iron
Goode
2013-14 - 22 Mar 2014
Iron 1-0 Burton
Madden
2013-14 - 28 Sep 2013
Burton 2-2 Iron
Canavan, Burton



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