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Anthony O'Connor crosses the ball, Effort on goal by Billy Kee from inside the box misses to the right of the target.
Kemar Roofe takes a shot. Zander Diamond gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Kemar Roofe.
The ball is delivered by Kemar Roofe. (Northampton) makes a substitution, with Louis Moult coming on for Ishmel Demontagnac. Luke Rooney leaves the field to be replaced by Aaron Webster.
Inswinging corner taken by Kemar Roofe from the left by-line, Nathan Stanton makes a clearance.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Ishmel Demontagnac, Stuart Tomlinson makes a save.
Luke Guttridge concedes a free kick for a foul on Billy Kee. Damien McCrory takes the free kick. Effort from inside the area by Rob Kiernan misses to the left of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Zander Diamond by Ben Tozer results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Bell.
Shot on goal by Robbie Weir from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Adebayo Akinfenwa gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Damien McCrory. Damien McCrory takes the direct free kick.
A goal is scored by Alex Nicholls from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Burton Albion 3-3 Northampton.
Robbie Weir produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.
Damien McCrory concedes a free kick for a foul on Ishmel Demontagnac. Ishmel Demontagnac takes the free kick. Damien McCrory goes into the referee's book.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kemar Roofe on Jacques Maghoma. Direct free kick taken by Luke Rooney, Zander Diamond delivers the ball, Zander Diamond scores a headed goal from close in. Burton Albion 3-2 Northampton.The assist for the goal came from Luke Rooney.
Jacques Maghoma has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Rooney on Ishmel Demontagnac. David Artell takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken by Ishmel Demontagnac, Nathan Stanton is brought on as a substitute for Matthew Paterson. Kelvin Langmead takes a shot. Stuart Tomlinson makes a save. Corner taken by Ishmel Demontagnac from the right by-line to the near post, save by Stuart Tomlinson.
The ball is crossed by Ben Tozer, clearance made by Zander Diamond.
Jacques Maghoma takes a shot. Clearance by Adebayo Akinfenwa.
Luke Guttridge challenges Jacques Maghoma unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Damien McCrory. Luke Guttridge goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
Ishmel Demontagnac challenges Anthony O'Connor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.
Effort from deep inside the area by Adebayo Akinfenwa misses to the right of the goal. Ishmel Demontagnac takes a corner.
Foul by Kelvin Langmead on Jacques Maghoma, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Lee Bell. Robbie Weir takes a shot. Kelvin Langmead gets a block in. Effort on goal by Luke Rooney from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.
The ball is delivered by Alex Nicholls.
Close range strike by Robbie Weir goes over the bar.
Joe Widdowson concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Rooney. Free kick taken by Lee Bell.
Robbie Weir receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Unfair challenge on Damien McCrory by Chris Hackett results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Damien McCrory. Zander Diamond takes a shot. Save made by Lee Nicholls.
Damien McCrory produces a cross.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Chris Hackett. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick.
Lee Bell produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post. Inswinging corner taken by Lee Bell from the right by-line. Lee Bell takes a shot. Save by Lee Nicholls.
Chris Hackett produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
Luke Rooney produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Header by Calvin Zola from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
Foul by Danny East on Jacques Maghoma, free kick awarded. Damien McCrory restarts play with the free kick.
Robbie Weir takes a shot. Lee Nicholls makes a save. Matthew Paterson is ruled offside. Lee Nicholls takes the indirect free kick.
Rob Kiernan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ishmel Demontagnac. Ishmel Demontagnac produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick. David Artell takes a shot. Blocked by Zander Diamond.
Unfair challenge on Robbie Weir by Ishmel Demontagnac results in a free kick. Rob Kiernan restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Luke Rooney on Luke Guttridge, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Luke Guttridge.
The ball is sent over by Robbie Weir, save made by Lee Nicholls.
Foul by Joe Widdowson on Anthony O'Connor, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Damien McCrory.
Damien McCrory gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ishmel Demontagnac. Free kick crossed left-footed by Ishmel Demontagnac from right channel.
The ball is delivered by Luke Rooney, Calvin Zola finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Burton Albion 1-0 Northampton.Assist on the goal came from Jacques Maghoma.
Foul by Chris Hackett on Anthony O'Connor, free kick awarded. Stuart Tomlinson takes the indirect free kick.
Robbie Weir produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.
Alex Nicholls crosses the ball.
The ball is sent over by Jacques Maghoma.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ishmel Demontagnac on Jacques Maghoma. Direct free kick taken by Damien McCrory.
Brewers to field loan duo
Burton boss Gary Rowett will include loan signings Rob Kiernan and Adam Rooney in his squad for the visit of Northampton.
Injuries forced Rowett into the transfer market this week, with defender Kiernan brought in from Wigan and winger Rooney borrowed from Swindon.
With Marcus Holness (hamstring) already sidelined, Nathan Stanton suffered an Achilles injury in the Capital One Cup defeat at Bradford on Tuesday night.
That left Zander Diamond as the only senior centre-back at the club - until Kiernan's arrival. On-loan Blackburn right-back Anthony O'Connor deputised for Stanton during the second half against Bradford.
Rooney will add to Rowett's options on the wing with Chris Palmer (ankle) and Jimmy Phillips (foot) also both currently injured.
Midfielder Jacques Maghoma and strikers Calvin Zola and Matthew Paterson could return to the starting line-up after they were rested in the cup in midweek.
Clive Platt is likely to return to the Northampton squad.
Platt did not feature against Chesterfield last weekend after being told by manager Aidy Boothroyd to rest his calf injury. The 34-year-old striker has been playing with the problem for a number of weeks.
"It might have been a different game if we'd had Clive on the bench to bring into it, but it was right that he rested it because it has been niggling him for a while," said Boothroyd, referring to the goalless stalemate against the Spireites.
"He was desperate to play but I told him he couldn't. That shows you what characters we have got at the club."
Saturday's game at the Pirelli Stadium will be the last of Danny East's loan spell before he returns to parent club Hull. Boothroyd must decide whether to stick with East at right-back or recall John Johnson.
Giving little away regarding his team selection, the Town boss said: "Some players need to be brought back in, some deserve to be back in and sometimes people need shaking up, and that is the job that I've got."
Teenage midfielder Kemar Roofe is available for selection after arriving from West Brom on a month's loan on Thursday.
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