League Two

December 26, 2013

Full-time

Burton Albion

1 - 0

Northampton Town

League Two

15:00 +00:00, December 26, 2013

Pirelli Stadium, England

Referee: J Adcock

McCrory worry for Brewers

Team Stat Comparison

Burton Albion Northampton Town
Matches Played 44 44
Table Position 5 23
Points 72 47
Goal Difference 8 -20
Goals for * 1.2 0.7
Goals against * 0.9 1.1
Last 5 D-W-L-W-D L-D-W-W-L
Last 5 home W-W-W-D-W L-W-L-D-L
Last 5 away D-L-D-L-D D-W-D-W-D
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Burton Albion | Northampton Town

Competition Stats

Burton Albion Northampton Town
Goals Billy Kee 12 Darren Carter 5
Assists Jimmy Phillips 4 Chris Hackett 2
Yellows Alexander MacDonald 9 Darren Carter 11
Reds Ian Sharps 1 Chris Hackett 1
Squads: Burton Albion | Northampton Town

Next Matches

Burton Albion Northampton Town
4/27 H: Chesterfield 4/26 A: Dagenham & Redbridge
5/3 A: Southend United 5/3 H: Oxford United
PA Sport

Burton boss Gary Rowett will check on Damien McCrory ahead of the visit of managerless Northampton.

McCrory was withdrawn at half-time during the 1-1 draw with Hartlepool on Saturday after sustaining a hamstring problem and the defender is a doubt for Boxing Day. Zander Diamond will replace the 23-year-old Irishman, as he did at Victoria Park, should McCrory not be fit to face the Cobblers.

Rowett made three changes to his side at Hartlepool, resting striker Rene Howe and not risking midfielders Lee Bell (hamstring) or Alex MacDonald (virus).

Bell and MacDonald should both be fit in time while Howe will be fresh for the clash.

Andy King takes charge of his first match as Northampton caretaker manager.

King is in temporary charge of the Cobblers following Aidy Boothroyd's sacking in the wake of Saturday's 4-1 home reverse to Wycombe - which left the club propping up the Football League.

And King, formerly assistant manager, is thrown straight in at the deep end following injuries to Mathias Kouo-Doumbe, Ian Morris and Clive Platt - each of whom have been ruled out for around a month.

Winger Stuart Dallas has also been recalled by parent club Brentford on Monday - forcing King to himself recall Cobblers trio Ben Tozer, Matty Harriott and David Moyo from their loans elsewhere.