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Burton Albion boss Gary Rowett expects duo to sign new deals

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: June 25, 2014

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GARY Rowett expects defenders Marcus Holness and Damien McCrory to sign new contracts at Burton Albion soon.

The defensive duo could this week follow midfield dynamo Robbie Weir in committing their futures to the Brewers.

“The likes of Robbie, Damo and Marcus are three players who have contributed a lot to what we’ve done in the last two years,” said Rowett.

“I would argue that all three are of League One quality, which is not easy to find.

“All three of them have played a lot of games and they’ve been durable players for us.”

Weir, 25, has reached three figures and has an excellent injury record, while McCrory, 24, has played 99 times in two seasons and is currently coming back from a minor knee operation.

Holness, 25, has made fewer appearances – 53 in two seasons – but played a vital role in the play-offs after Ian Sharps’ suspension.

“We’re hopeful that something will be done soon with Damo and Marcus,” said Rowett.

“At this point if there wasn’t a good chance of getting something done they would have gone elsewhere.

“It’s getting the details sorted and I’m positive about all of them and I hope we can get them done.”

BOTH of Burton Albion’s League Two fixtures with Southend United - who they beat in the play-off semi-finals last month - have been rearranged.

The Brewers were due to travel to Essex on Saturday, December 20, but this has now been rearranged for Friday, December 19, with a 7.45pm kick-off.

The return fixture was scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, but this has been moved back 24 hours to Wednesday, March 18, kick-off 7.45pm.

ALBION and Wigan Athletic have agreed to cut the price of tickets for the sides’ clash in the League Cup.

The match, on Tuesday, August 12, kick-off 7.45pm, will see a ‘kids for a quid’ promotion being run by all teams in the competition’s first round.

At the Pirelli Stadium, this applies to under-16s in terraced areas attending the match with a paying adult.

Adult seat tickets cost £15, under-16 seats £5, with over-65s and young persons aged 17-22 paying £10.

On the terraces, adults pay £10, under-16s £1, with over-65s and young persons aged 17-22 £5.

Tickets go on sale from Tuesday and can be bought from the club shop or by calling 01283 565938.

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