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Burton Albion welcome Derby County to the Pirelli Stadium today (3pm) knowing they could be relegated should they lose and results go against them this weekend.

The Brewers are drinking in the last-chance saloon, with only 12 points to play for and the gap to safety at seven points ahead of kick-off.

Burton Albion's players are dejected after conceding a late equaliser against Birmingham City
Burton Albion's players are dejected after conceding a late equaliser against Birmingham City

It is a unique fixture today, though, regardless of the team's position, with Nigel Clough welcoming his former side to the Pirelli for only the second time in League football.

Gary Rowett's Rams, meanwhile, are chasing a win that will help strengthen their position in the Championship play-off spots.

Albion will be hoping to keep up their 100 per cent record in East Staffordshire against their neighbours - and you can follow all the pre-match build-up, match action and reaction right here.

Jackson Irvine in action for Burton Albion
Jackson Irvine in action for Burton Albion

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Key Events

Rowett speaks...

He’s been speaking to the BBC...

Quite clearly they looked like they were more desperate to win than us. We started showing bravery when the game was almost lost and that doesn’t help us.We deserve everything we get today. We didn’t compete enough. We didn’t show enough drive. I’ve said to the players in there I don’t know how many of you want to make it in the playoffs. I’ll take full responsibility but I can be just as disappointed as everyone else as I’m not out there kicking the ball.

Nigel Clough greeting Gary Rowett
Nigel Clough greeting Gary Rowett (Image: Richard Burley/Epic Action Imagery)

Today's results in the Championship...

Clough speaks to Radio Derby...

The only thing that restricts us is a terrible home record. The players are quiet in there, they can’t remember what it’s like to win here. Today we battled away and got a couple of chances and put them away.

Nigel Clough
Nigel Clough (Image: Richard Burley/Epic Action Imagery)

Enjoy some pictures of a big day in Brewers history...

Lucas Akins celebrates scoring Burton Albion's third against Derby County
Lucas Akins celebrates scoring Burton Albion's third against Derby County (Image: Richard Burley/Epic Action Imagery)
Lucas Akins applauds the crowd after Burton Albion's 3-1 win over Derby County
Lucas Akins applauds the crowd after Burton Albion's 3-1 win over Derby County (Image: Richard Burley/Epic Action Imagery)
Lucas Akins scores Burton Albion's third against Derby County
Lucas Akins scores Burton Albion's third against Derby County (Image: Richard Burley/Epic Action Imagery)
Burton players celebrate Luke Murphy's second goal against Derby County
Burton players celebrate Luke Murphy's second goal against Derby County (Image: Richard Burley/Epic Action Imagery)
Liam Boyce celebrates putting Burton Albion ahead against Derby County
Liam Boyce celebrates putting Burton Albion ahead against Derby County (Image: Richard Burley/Epic Action Imagery)

Looking forward to this press conference...

Still waiting for the managers...

A round of applause to you, Lucas...

Lucas Akins applauds the crowd after Burton Albion's 3-1 win over Derby County
Lucas Akins applauds the crowd after Burton Albion's 3-1 win over Derby County (Image: Richard Burley/Epic Action Imagery)

The verdict is in - you'll enjoy this...

Let's not forget this...

Reaction to come

Right after I’ve had a lie down...

FULL-TIME!

THEY’VE DONE IT!

Burton BEAT their local rivals 3-1 with nothing short of a sensational performance.

The dream is still alive!

90: Finally Barker comes on

He replaces Liam Boyce.

90: Davenport departs to another standing ovation...

He’s been excellent...

90: Burton readying a double sub

Shaun Barker and Tomas Egert to come on...

90: Luke Murphy awarded the sponsors' man of the match

Luke Murphy carries the ball forward
Luke Murphy carries the ball forward (Image: Richard Burley/Epic Action Imagery)

89: SAVED!

Vydra’s penalty is SAVED!

89: PENALTY!

Jake Buxton is penalised for bringing down Cameron Jerome in the area.

87: Cheeky...

“Can we play you every week” sing the home fans...

The goal that put Burton further ahead...

Lucas Akins scores Burton Albion's third against Derby County
Lucas Akins scores Burton Albion's third against Derby County (Image: Richard Burley/Epic Action Imagery)
Burton players celebrate with Lucas Akins he celebrates scoring the third goal against Derby County
Burton players celebrate with Lucas Akins he celebrates scoring the third goal against Derby County (Image: Richard Burley/Epic Action Imagery)
Lucas Akins celebrates scoring Burton Albion's third against Derby County
Lucas Akins celebrates scoring Burton Albion's third against Derby County (Image: Richard Burley/Epic Action Imagery)
Lucas Akins celebrates scoring Burton Albion's third against Derby County
Lucas Akins celebrates scoring Burton Albion's third against Derby County (Image: Richard Burley/Epic Action Imagery)

81: Joe Sbarra comes off to a standing ovation

He’s deserved that, and he looks shattered.

Jamie Allen replaces him.

79: One of the bigger crowds of the season...

79: Burton hunt for a fourth

But Akpan’s poor cross is cleared away...

77: Akpan takes a 'tactical' yellow card

He brings down the onrushing Jerome at halfway.

75: Akins wriggles away from Wisdom

He gets an advantage awarded to him but fires on goal and it’s blocked behind for a corner.

75: Big miss!

David Nugent fires over from inside the box - big chance missed.

74: Cross!

Boyce crosses in but Carson smothers the ball.

73: Free-kick is cleared

And then Burton get a free-kick for something that certainly wasn’t a foul.

73: Second Derby change

Alex Pearce comes off for Cameron Jerome.

73: Murphy clears the ball

And gives away a free-kick.

Not quite sure how that’s happened, now Derby have a free-kick in a dangerous area.

71: Sensational from the Brewers

They peppered Derby’s goal with Akpan and Murphy going close before Akins turned home.

This could be a vital three points for the Brewers.

68: GOAL!

Lucas Akins!

The midfielder caps off a terrific performance with a goal, turning home from close range after a scramble in the Derby penalty area.

3-1 Burton!