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Burton Albion go in search of a first win in seven Championship games as Barnsley arrive at the Pirelli Stadium tonight (7.45pm kick-off).

The Brewers are two points adrift of safety ahead of the midweek fixtures, following a last-gasp defeat to Ipswich Town on Saturday.

That result leaves them still looking to end a winless run that stretches back to mid-September - and they will be keen to ensure that sequence ends tonight against a Tykes side tipped to be battling with them for survival come May.

Ben Turner in action for Burton Albion
Ben Turner in action for Burton Albion

John Brayford and Joe Mason are set to miss out for Albion, but Nigel Clough will hope to have Sean Scannell available again for selection.

We'll have all the build-up and team news from the Pirelli Stadium, before bringing you minute-by-minute coverage of a crucial clash for the Brewers.

Get in touch and have your say on the game by commenting below, or tweeting us @BurtonAlbionBM, @JoshuaMurrayBM or @RichardCusackBM.

Nigel Clough reacts to tonight's loss

It was the same as Saturday. Two games, should be six points and it’s not. It’s very harsh on the efforts and performances that we’ve got no points. It’s very difficult to take really. The lad scores a goal that he’ll never score one like in his career again and that’s the difference between the two teams.

Nigel Clough has been speaking to press

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Our verdict from tonight

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Burton are into the bottom three tonight

They’re 23rd with 10 points from 15 games.

Full-time!

A smattering of boos ring out around the Pirelli Stadium, as Burton are beaten 4-2 by Barnsley.

Another disappointing night at the Pirelli, with Burton letting another game slip through their grasp.

Full match reaction to come.

90: Both sides just seeing the game out now

The Brewers look utterly deflated...

90: Barnsley come forward again

Ripley saves the effort, though. Five would be just cruel...

88: "You should be beating teams like Barnsley"

That’s the song coming from the away terrace in reference to Andy Garner’s comments yesterday...

87: GOAL!

Harvey Barnes tucks it home from close range after Connor Ripley’s initial save.

4-2 Barnsley.

84: Varney hassling Barnsley already

He wins a corner...

83: Potts shoots

But it’s well over.

We’re going to see the Brewers’ final roll of the dice tonight - with Luke Varney replacing Lucas Akins.

82: Chance!

Sordell turns and finds Lund who plays in Scannell - but Davies does well to save.

81: Scannell works his way down the wing

But he skies his cross. It’s not going the Brewers’ way at the minute...

78: Another sucker-punch for the Brewers to take

It’s knocked the wind out of their sails...

75: Brewers change

Stephen Warnock makes way for Marvin Sordell.

73: GOAl!

What a rocket from Joe Williams.

No goalkeeper is stopping that - it was an absolute peach from the Barnsley man, and it was hit so well he thought it had gone wide!

Brewers 3-2 down.

72: But it comes to nothing

Bne Turner is adjudged to have used a high foot...

71: Burton come forward again

They’ve won a corner...

67: Two Barnsley subs

Ike Ugbo is replaced by Tom Bradshaw, and Cameron McGeehan makes way for George Moncur.

67: Burton having a go now

A couple of Scannell crosses are cleared away - and Lund’s denied...

63: Akpan heads straight down the tunnel

He’s put a shift in tonight - it’s his first start in three matches.

Hope Akpan in action for Burton Albion
Hope Akpan in action for Burton Albion (Image: Richard Burley/Epic Action Imagery)

62: First Brewers change of the evening

Jamie Allen replaced Hope Akpan.

Jake Buxton has just put in an absolutely crunching tackle - that's what you get from Bucko...

Jake Buxton in action for Burton Albion
Jake Buxton in action for Burton Albion (Image: Richard Burley/Epic Action Imagery)

58: The two 'keepers are playing their own game...

Both Davies and Ripley kick long balls forward and they end up going straight to each other...

It’s not great on the eye...

56: Brewers attack

A cross comes in from Akins - but it’s got too much on it for Dyer and co in the box.

Warnock then sends the returning ball over the bar...

53: Chance!

McFadzean forces Davies into a finger-tip save from the corner!

52: Brewers corner

Warnock and Lund combine, and Warnock swings a cross in that’s headed over by Barnsley skipper MacDonald.

50: Brewers dominating so far

They’ve started the second-half with the same impetus they finished the first with...