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Burton Albion can move out of the Championship's bottom three tonight - if they can defeat promotion-chasing Sheffield United at Bramall Lane (7.45pm).

The Brewers travel to south Yorkshire for the rearranged meeting with Nigel Clough's former side, which was postponed on March 3 following heavy snow and freezing temperatures.

Saturday's goalless draw against Bristol City means Albion are two points adrift of safety ahead of the midweek fixtures, although 21st-placed Barnsley are also in action tonight - and Burton would need to win and see the Tykes fall to defeat to leapfrog them out of the relegation zone.

Burton Albion's Liam Boyce can only watch as his shot goes across the goal and into the waiting hands of Frank Fielding
Burton Albion's Liam Boyce can only watch as his shot goes across the goal and into the waiting hands of Frank Fielding

Clough looks set to be without Lucas Akins, John Brayford and Ben Turner, while Hope Akpan and Liam Boyce are among others carrying knocks ahead of the clash.

We'll have all the team news, build up and live match coverage as the Brewers go in search of their sixth away win of the campaign.

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Ultimately it’s another disappointing night for the Brewers - but we go again Saturday at Molineux.

Look out for all the reaction to tonight’s result on

Chris Wilder...

It was a tough game. they’ve had a couple of chances. its important that we got eh first goal and settled us down. They were always in the game. They were dangerous opponents. I wouldn’t be surprised if they get enough points to stay up.

Can certainly sense the disappointment in Clough's voice...

He says he feels like he’s repeating himself given the recent performances...

Nigel Clough...

We’re replaying our comments from the last few games. That’s the difference between the two sides tonight. Sheffield United were clinical.

Both managers on the way...

Stick with us for reaction to tonight’s match...

Very familiar...


Referee Scott Duncan calls an end to the proceedings, and Sheffield United run out 2-0 winners over Burton Albion.

The Brewers might feel fortunate to escape with just a 2-0 defeat given the way United increased the tempo after their second, but the reality is the visitors should have done more in the first-half.

An all too familiar story at the moment - reaction to follow.

Sheffield United players celebrate Enda Stevens' opener
Sheffield United players celebrate Enda Stevens' opener (Image: Alex Dodd/Epic Action Imagery)

90: Final Blades sub

Billy Sharp is replaced by Clayton Donaldson.

90: Excellent save by Bywater!

That one was destined for the top corner, but the Brewers ‘keeper did well to deny from Fleck.

89: Naylor fouls Sharp

That looked a harsh one, and now United have free-kick right on the edge of the area...

87: Ouch!

Davenport slips and takes out Fleck - that will have hurt.

85: Blades change

Ex-Brewer Mark Duffy is replaced by John Lundstram.

82: Double Burton substitution

Jake Buxton and Luke Varney come on for Darren Bent and Tom Flanagan.

Marvin Sordell tries to find a way through a resolute Blades defence...

Burton Albion's Marvin Sordell
Burton Albion's Marvin Sordell (Image: Alex Dodd/Epic Action Imagery)

74: Sbarra chips in for Bent

But Blackman claims it easily - again.

73: Stearman is booked

For bringing down Naylor...

72: Naylor booked for dissent

He concedes a free-kick around 30 yards talks his way into Scott Duncan’s book...

71: Off the bar!

Evans crashes a 25-yard effort towards goal and it flies off the bar and over.

70: United pushing for a third

They want to kill the game.

Brooks forces Bywater to steer his effort wide.

64: GOAL!

David Brooks doubles United’s lead following a slick move that opened up Burton’s defence.

Brooks was sent one-on-on with Naylor taken out of the game, and he slotted home cooly past Bywater.

61: First United change

James Wilson comes off for David Brooks.

57: Evans goes into the book

That was for a nasty challenge on Davenport.

55: Close!

Richard Stearman nearly heads into his own goal from Flanagan’s cross.

it goes out for a corner, though, and Albion waste yet another one.

54: Chance!

Bent gets clear at the back-post and nods a great chance wide.

Yet another opportunity for Albion to get themselves back into the game.

54: Sbarra works it wide for Sordell

He crosses in, but nobody is in there to meet it and it’s diverted over for a corner.

53: Blackman picks Davenport's free-kick out of the sky

Another good chance from a set piece goes begging.

50: Chances galore!

The ball falls to the feet of Sordell in the six-yard-box, but he can’t steer his effort in and wants a penalty for being dragged down.

United counter and a brilliant save from Bywater denies Sharp.

49: Chance!

Wilson gets away down the left-hand side and fires in a low cross, which Billy Sharp meets.

Fortunately for Bywater, he slices wide.

48: Chance!

George Baldock meets a cross at the back-post, but he’s denied by ex-Blade McFadzean!

A vital intervention.

Back underway!

United get us going for the second half.