Barnet FC vs Burton Albion FC
Sunday 8th November 2020, 12:45 KO
The Hive London
Emirates FA Cup First Round
Live on BBC iPlayer/BBC Sport Digital Platforms
League Position: 23rd in League One (P11 W1 D4 L6)
Last Result: Shrewsbury 1-1 Burton Albion (League One, Tuesday 3rd November)
Manager: Jake Buxton
Club Captain: John Brayford
The visitors haven’t had the best of starts to the 2020/2021 season, currently finding themselves 2nd from bottom in League One. Having played 11 matches, they have only seen victory once in the league, coming against Accrington Stanley.
The Brewers have also been knocked out of the EFL Cup as well, having won a first-round tie vs Accrington Stanley, they then faced Premier League opposition in Aston Villa, losing 3-1.
This match however may be seen as the perfect opportunity for this weekends opponents to kick start their season, with this being their first taste of Emirates FA Cup action this season. But with an early fight to avoid relegation already started, the Brewers may be vulnerable. The Bees will hope to put the pressure on them early in order to shake their opponents.
Having not played for 13 days, the Bees will be hoping that momentum has been maintained, after the efforts put in to get into the First Round of the Emirates FA Cup with that dramatic victory at Leiston before getting a well-fought point away to Wrexham in the National League, despite missing a number of first-team players.
The team were made to go all the way against Leiston in the last round of the competition, recovering from 2-1 down to turn the game on its head and win 3-2.
Attention now turns to Sunday, with a big test against League One opposition, as Burton Albion visit The Hive London. The Bees will look to recreate the form shown in that historic Emirates FA Cup run in the 2018-19 season, where we reached the Fourth Round of the competition.
Peter Beadle confirmed the following in his pre match interview:
Josh Walker will miss tomorrow’s clash with the Brewers with a hamstring injury picked up on his return from injury in the Leiston and Wrexham matches. However, the boss says that last season’s second-highest scorer should be back in contention for next Saturday’s league fixture with Bromley.
Muhammadu Faal has not been granted the appropriate permission from the relevant authorities to feature in tomorrow’s FA Cup match. He will be available from next Saturday.
The boss also confirmed there were some minor niggles in the camp, that would have to be monitored ahead of tomorrow’s match, but other than that he has plenty of options available to him.
LAST TIME WE MET:
The sides last met in a league encounter back in January 2013, when both sides were playing in League Two. The Brewers narrowly came away with the three points, winning 1-0.
WHAT’S BEEN SAID:
JAKE BUXTON – Burton Albion Manager
“We aren’t underestimating Barnet. It will be a tough fixture for us, we know that, and we will prepare as well as possible and look for a performance.
They are physical but they can also play. I have spoken to the players and told them they have to fight and be up for the battle and hopefully we will then get the ball down and play our football. It’s important we go down to Barnet, put in a performance and win the game.”
WHERE TO FOLLOW THE ACTION:
Bees fans can watch the full 90 minutes live on the BBC IPlayer and across the BBC’s online digital platforms. The BBC will be providing a one camera stream of the match. We will also have a reporter from the BBC covering the match for Final Score.
There will be the usual updates via social media, where you will also find all the reaction post-match.
Ahead of our @EmiratesFACup tie on Sunday, The Bees and @burtonalbionfc will mark #RemembranceSunday with a wreath laying ahead of kick-off. We will then stand for a minutes silence as we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
— Barnet FC (@BarnetFC) November 6, 2020