We're focusing on Burton Albion, who return to Sky Bet League One after two-years in the Championship, in our League One Newcomers feature.
About Burton Albion
Founded | 1950
Stadium | Pirelli Stadium
Nickname | The Brewers
Clough and Burton have become synonymous, with the former England international having been in charge at the club for 14 years spanning two different spells.
He guided the Brewers to a commanding lead at the top of the Conference in 2009, before departing for Derby County, as his former club went on to secure promotion to the Football League for the first time in their history.
After four years at Derby, Clough spent almost two full seasons at Sheffield United, before rejoining Burton in December 2015.
He led them to the Championship that same season, and against all odds staved off an instant return to League One in their first season, something he couldn’t prevent the following year after a final day defeat.
Name | Pirelli Stadium
Capacity | 6,912
Year Opened | 2005
Address | Burton Upon Trent, Staffs, DE13 0AR
Distance From Crown Oil Arena | 95.6 miles
2017/18 Season Review
Position | 23rd (Sky Bet Championship)
Average Attendance | 4,645
Top Scorer | Lloyd Dyer – 7
Burton were one of three teams involved in the final day battle to survive the drop to League One, and would have done so with a win over Preston North End.
Clough’s side looked dead and buried with four games remaining, but three consecutive wins put the Brewers in a great position to stay up.
It went right down to the wire, but as they were pushing for a winner to keep them up, Preston struck in stoppage time to end their hopes of survival.
Rochdale 2-1 Burton Albion | 30th January 2016
Table-topping Burton had lost just one of their previous ten games when they visited the Crown Oil Arena.
Callum Camps and an Ian Henderson penalty put Dale 2-0 up in the first-half, and despite Lucas Aikins pulling a goal back late on, Keith Hill’s side held on to move up to 14th.
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