BURTON Albion have called on the fans to make a carnival atmosphere in Sunday’s final home game of the regular League Two season against Chesterfield.
The Brewers are now assured of a play-off place – and any fans buying a ticket for the weekend’s game and keeping the stub will be guaranteed one for the home leg of the play-off semi-finals.
Meanwhile, the Spireites are already on the verge of selling out their allocation of 1,800 ticket for Sunday’s game, kick-off 3pm – and seats for home fans are selling out fast.
“We’d love as many fans as possible to come and support us against Chesterfield on Sunday,” said Brewers chairman Ben Robinson.
“Let’s all get behind the team and behind Gary Rowett and his staff and show our support and appreciation.
“To reach the play-offs for a second season running is a great achievement for everyone involved with our club, on and off the pitch and in the community.
“Chesterfield will have a lot of vocal support – let’s do the same.
“And there’s the added bonus that coming along to the game guarantees fans a ticket for the home leg of the play-offs.”
Albion kick off 55 minutes after the start of the Liverpool v Chelsea Premier League title cruncher at Anfield, a fixture which could affect the gate at the Pirelli Stadium.
But there was nothing which could be done as, with Derby County at home this Saturday, Burton’s game had to be moved due to the clubs sharing stewards.
“It’s unfortunate Derby are at home when we’re playing Chesterfield,” said the chairman. “But there’s nothing we can do and we had to move the game so we didn’t clash with Derby because we share stewards.”
Albion assured themselves a play-off place after Easter Monday’s 1-1 draw at Newport County.
It was not the top-three berth they ambitiously targeted at the start of the season.
But it is still impressive, especially considering that Northampton and Cheltenham, fellow losing play-off sides last season, have endured miserable campaigns this time around - with the Cobblers still deep in relegation bother with two matches left. The Robins are going nowhere in mid-table.
Tickets for Sunday’s all-ticket match are available from the Pirelli Stadium club shop, or by calling the club on 01283 565938.