Preview: Burton Albion could clinch promotion against Gillingham


Burton Albion can take a huge step towards automatic promotion to the Championship when Gillingham visit the Pirelli Stadium.

The Brewers, second in League One, are three points clear of Walsall, who face Fleetwood on Monday, with just two games left.

But Burton have multiple injury problems, with Mason Bennett and Tom Flanagan both ruled out for the rest of this season.

This, combined with Stuart Beavon’s knee problem, leaves manager Nigel Clough with only one recognised striker – on-loan Nottingham Forest teenager Tyler Walker.

Wigan-burton weekend WON (cropped)

Leaders Wigan are three points clear with two games, so can still be caught.

Burton face a Gillingham side expected to make changes, with Doug Loft and Dominic Samuel back from injury.

Gills manager Justin Edinburgh is still without injured trio Bradley Garmston, Adam El-Abd and Andrew Crofts.

Burton Albion form guide DONE (Cropped)

Burton head into the fixture in relatively poor form, having won just once in their last seven matches, in which they have failed to score four times.

However, a 3-0 win to relegate Colchester United last week means they now sit on the verge of back-to-back promotions.


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