Burton Albion travel to Barnsley tonight (7.45pm) in a key match for both sides in the battle for Championship survival.

The Brewers could climb above tonight's hosts with a much-needed win, while the Tykes themselves are looking to steer their way out of the relegation zone.

Jose Morais (left) with Jose Mourinho
Jose Morais (left) with Jose Mourinho

To add further intrigue, new Barnsley boss Jose Morais takes charge of his first game , with the ex-Chelsea coach succeeding Paul Heckingbottom last week.

Albion will be hoping to make it another memorable occasion at Oakwell after April's 1-1 draw secured another season of Championship surivival.

Luke Varney heads home the goal that kept Burton Albion in the Championship at Barnsley

They could be forced into a system switch, though, with defensive trio Tom Flanagan, Ben Turner and John Brayford all major doubts with calf problems.

Can Burton build on back-to-back goalless draws against Ipswich Town and Nottingham Forest and secure their first win since January 1?

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Thanks for joining us tonight guys!

Hope you’ve enjoyed our coverage of a crucial win for the Brewers.

I’m in first thing for press with Nigel Clough and one of the players, so I’ll be up bright and early to give you more reaction to a cracking win.


Garner continued...

Andy Garner up for press

We’ve been telling them to shoot for a long, long time and nobody has. What a strike that was. Oh my, I’ve no idea where that came from.

The report is in...

It really was a battle tonight...

Tom Naylor is booked as the battle intensifies at Oakwell
Tom Naylor is booked as the battle intensifies at Oakwell (Image: Richard Burley/Epic Action Imagery)

My musings...

That's your lot!

Here are the words you’ve been wanting to hear all night: full-time!

The Brewers have done it, they’ve got their first win since New Years’ day!

Two first-half stunners did it, but it really did take some hard work at the back to get the job done.

You did wonder if the Brewers had it in their locker, but they proved they had it and then some.

Full match reaction to come from Oakwell.

Up the Brewers!

Jamie Allen celebrates opening the scoring against Barnsley
Jamie Allen celebrates opening the scoring against Barnsley (Image: Richard Burley/Epic Action Imagery )

90: GOAL!

Barnsley have the ball in the back of the net, but referee Davies rules it out for offside!

Late drama here at Oakwell!

90: Burton win a free-kick

They’re eating up the time, as you’d imagine.

Can’t be long left now.

90: Shot comes in!

But a deflection takes the sting out of it and Bywater has it...

90: Denied!

Williams was just about to pull the trigger before he was stopped in the box...

90: McBurnie crosses in

It’s deflected out for a corner.

90: Five minutes of time to be added on

How’s your nerve, Brewers?

90: Chance!

Thiam strikes, but it’s miles over. We’re about to go into added time folks.

88: It's cleared

But not as far as Pinillos, who’s attempt to double his tally isn’t far off...

87: But not before Burton make their final change

Luke Varney replaces Allen.

87: Allen leaves a high foot on Yiadom

Now Barnsley have the chance to whip a free-kick in...

85: Yiadom and Thiam combine

But Dyer snuffs out the danger.

84: Joe Sbarra makes way for Jake Buxton

The youngster looks shattered.

Buxton will (hopefully) add some defensive steel.

82: 323 travelling Brewers at Oakwell

Will they be going home with three points?

A pivotal ten minutes in Albion’s season is coming up.

81: Chance!

Sameulesen threads Bent through, but a great tackle denies him a one-on-one...

79: Moore heads straight at Bywater

Albion have dropped in since Naylor and McFadzean were booked - and now they’re just trying to ride it out...

75: GOAL!

Yiadom’s cross isn’t cleared and Pinillos rifles home from distance.

Albion have been shipping water for a while now.

75: It's cleared

Albion deal with it - in the end.

74: Cleared!

Akins does well to clear a cross from Moore.

He then chases the ball down and gives away a free-kick and earns himself a yellow card.

Hold onto your hats...

73: Off the bar!

Barnsley whip a corner in, it’s headed onto the bar and the follow-up is headed over by Matt Mills!

What a special moment it was for this man tonight...

Jacob Davenport celebrates making it 2-0
Jacob Davenport celebrates making it 2-0 (Image: Richard Burley/Epic Action Imagery)

72: Barnsley change

Bradshaw is replaced by Kieffer Moore.

71: Blocked!

McFadzean gets in the way of a Gardner shot. Albion being worked a bit now.

70: First Brewers sub

Darren Bent comes on for Liam Boyce.