Preview: Burton Albion v Morecambe

Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett.
Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett.

Morecambe visit Burton Albion on Saturday.

Manager

Gary Rowett.

Former Derby County defender took over from Paul Peschisolido in May 2012 having spent three years as the Canadian’s assistant.

In his first full season in charge, turned the Brewers into League 2’s surprise
package as they narrowly missed out on automatic promotion and were beaten by Bradford in the play-off semi-finals.

Key man

Billy Kee.

Earlier this month Rowett labelled the 22-year-old former Torquay man as the best striker outside the Championship.

Northern Ireland Under 21 international missed six weeks of action at the start of the season but is in the form of his life and has four 
goals to his name so far this season.

Form

After a stuttering start to the season the Brewers have won their last three without conceding to move up to sixth in League 2.

Last year’s play-off semi-finalists have seen off Chesterfield and Torquay in recent weeks and won 1-0 at Exeter City on Saturday last time out.

History

The Shrimps have won just two of the eight Football League meetings between the teams.

In the corresponding fixture last season, Burton won 3-2 on home soil in February, with late goals from Jack Redshaw and Chris Holroyd giving the scoreline a more flattering look for the Shrimps. The two sides drew 0-0 at the Globe Arena.

Including Conference and cup fixtures the Shrimps have had the best of things however, winning 10 of 19 meetings with seven Burton wins and two draws.

Possible line-up

Pickford, Edwards, McCrory, Palmer, Sharps, Cansdell-Sherriff, Hussey, Weir, Kee, McGurk, Phillips.