Burton Albion V AFC Wimbledon at Pirelli Stadium : Match Preview

14 March 2014 02:31
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Sharps doubt for Albion

Ian Sharps is Burton's only injury concern ahead of the visit of AFC Wimbledon.

Sharps missed the goalless draw with Portsmouth in midweek with a calf complaint he sustained during the victory at Oxford last Saturday and the experienced centre-half remains a doubt ahead of this weekend.

Marcus Holness, who was outstanding at Fratton Park, is set to continue alongside Shane Cansdell-Sherriff at the heart of the defence should Sharps be ruled out again.

Burton boss Gary Rowett feels six wins from his side's remaining 10 matches will see Albion clinch an automatic promotion place. Success on Saturday could see the Brewers climb up to second place in the table and level on points with leaders Chesterfield, if other results go in their favour.

AFC Wimbledon have an almost fully-fit squad for the trip.

The Dons' recent spate of injuries have cleared up leaving only long-term casualties Charlie Strutton (broken leg) and Rhys Weston (knee) in the treatment room.

Boss Neal Ardley made five changes for the 1-1 draw against Chesterfield on Tuesday night with fit-again George Francomb (groin), Andy Frampton (shoulder) and Peter Sweeney (metatarsal) all recalled along with Kevin Sainte-Luce and captain Alan Bennett.

Ardley also changed formation, with Danny Hylton as the lone striker, and therefore could name an unchanged side.

Source: PA