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Burton Albion round-off their pre-season campaign with the visit of Premier League Leicester City tonight (7.45pm) - with the Championship season beginning on Saturday against Cardiff City at the Pirelli.

Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City
Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City

Following last weekend's friendly defeat against Shreswbury Town, in which Brewers striker Marvin Sordell was sent off and Liam Boyce was taken off on a stretcher, the Brewers will want to end their summer preparations on a positive note.

Burton Albion's Liam Boyce set to miss 'most of the season' with ACL injury

A victory against the 2015/16 top-flight champions would help do that.

The Foxes came down to the Pirelli two summers ago and beat the Brewers 2-1, with Jamie Vardy notching a double on that occasion.

Shaun Walley's winning penalty against Burton Albion

The Brewers, on the other hand, will still be reeling from the news that record-signing Boyce ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Saturday's match - and as a result is set to miss most of the season.

Liam Boyce receives treatment after getting injured in the friendly at Shrewsbury Town

But Nigel Clough and his men still have a match to play tonight - and a whole campaign starting on Saturday. As usual, we'll have every kick of every game this season, with full match action and reaction from all of Albion matches.

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And that's all from us at the Pirelli Stadium

That’s all from SportMail at the Pirelli Stadium - we’ve brought you live match action and reaction from tonight’s 2-1 victory over Leicester CIty.

Keep your eyes on burtonmail.co.uk/sport for more reaction, and the best stories from tomorrow’s press conference.

Here's the full story on Nigel Clough's reaction to Liam Boyce's injury

Here’s what Clough had to say about Boyce’s long-term absence...

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Nigel Clough's first-take on Liam Boyce's injury

“It is devastating for everybody, not least Liam himself - he’s the person we feel for the most.

The verdict - a positive end to a disappointing day

There’s no doubting the news of Liam Boyce’s ACL injury will have an impact at the Pirelli Stadium long past today - but tonight’s pre-season victory was a welcome tonic to that.

It seems that the Brewers have put themselves in a good place ahead of their season bow on Saturday at home to Cardiff City.

Here’s the verdict...

Liam Boyce of Burton Albion
Liam Boyce of Burton Albion (Image: Richard Burley/Epic Action Imagery)

PICTURE: It was also nice to see Liam Boyce all-smiles tonight after today's earlier news, too

Liam Boyce of Burton Albion
Liam Boyce of Burton Albion (Image: Richard Burley/Epic Action Imagery)

All-in-all, the ideal workout ahead of another grueling Championship season

That sort of game is ideal, if only because it gives the side a chance to pit their wits against a Premier League side - and in this case, win.

Lucas Akins, Stephen Bywater, Tom Naylor, Hope Akpan - some very good performances out there tonight.

An excellent second-half showing from the Brewers

Who did so well given the lack of possession that they enjoyed so much in the first-half. Without that outlet they still managed to defend as a unit and press when needed. A switch to a 4-1-4-1 formation paid dividends, allowing the team to be more compact and showed what Kyle McFadzean can offer in that enforcer role...

Full-time!

Great win for the Brewers, who did well to withstand a second-half of Leicester pressure.

Plenty of reaction to come, including Joshua Murray’s verdict.

90: Another save by Bywater

Darnell Johnson’s deflected effort was well saved again!

89: Ulloa's header tipped wide by Bywater!

What a save...

87: Handball?!

Musa’s cross is blocked by Jayden Cotterill - and the Foxes fans are convinced they should have had a penalty. Referee Hooper isn’t though.

86: McFadzean strikes one

And his dipping effort sails over. Good attempt by the Albion man after a free-kick was headed clear.

85: Foxes sub

Andy Kind is replaced by Layton Ndukwu.

85: Albion trying to play their way out

And they’re doing it well so far...

84: And just as I type that

Ben Chilwell goes on a marauding run down the left-flank and fires just across the face of goal in front of the Foxes fans. Close.

83: Less than ten minutes remaining

Can the Brewers hold out for what would be the perfect tonic to today’s news of Liam Boyce’s injury?

82: Brewers sub

Mousinho is replaced by Jayden Cotterill.

82: Gray fires wide

Demarrai Gray has looked menacing since he came on, and he fires wide.

81: Sbarra's searching ball cut out

The Brewers do well to break, and Sbarra’s curled through ball is cut out by Leicester ‘keeper Hamer. Great effort, though.

78: Brewers sub

Jack Hallahan replaces Hope Akpan - another player who was excellent tonight.

77: Warnock is straight up

And tests the ‘keeper with a thunderous shot which Hamer does well to punch away.

77: And referee Simon Hooper makes him leave the pitch

He is replaced by Darnell Johnson.

76: Benalouane with an awful tackle on Warnoock

Right in front of the dugouts after Warnock took the ball round him - not what you want to see in the last pre-season game of the summer.

74: Offside!

Sbarra turns in for what he thought was his first goal at the Pirelli - but his tap-in from Tom Naylor’s cross was adjudged to be from an offside position.

74: Good crowd in here tonight

4,398 fans in attendance - with the Foxes well-backed.

73: Sbarra is the lone striker

He has pace in abundance - can he use this to trouble the Leicester defence?

73: Brewers subs

Joe Sbarra and Ben Fox are replacing Akins and Lund

72: Which Kyle McFadzean blasts over from

He just wanted to hit that...