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In Focus: Burton Albion

A look at one of MK Dons' 2021/22 opponents...

2 June 2021

Ahead of the 2021/22 season, will be taking a look at each of MK Dons’ Sky Bet League One opponents.

Next up is Burton Albion, who put together an incredible run of form to secure their Sky Bet League One status last season.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's side put together a run of eight wins in nine games at the turn of 2021 as they climbed out of the relegation zone, before securing a 16th place finish.

Founded: 1950

Nickname: Brewers.

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Stadium: Pirelli Stadium (6,912 capacity)

Location: Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire.

Home colours: Yellow shirt, black shorts, yellow socks.

Manager: Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

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Captain: John Brayford

Top appearance maker (2021/22): Joe Powell (50)

Top goalscorer (2021/22): Kane Hemmings (16)

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Longest-serving player: Lucas Akins

Other notable players: Terry Taylor, Ryan Edwards, Michael Mancienne.

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League position: 16th, Sky Bet League One (W15, D12, L19, P57, GF 61, GA73)

FA Cup: Round One

Carabao Cup: Round Two

Papa John's Trophy: Group Stage

Dons wins: 1
Last Dons win: 2-1, 20 Mar 2021 (Pirelli Stadium)


Draws: 1
Last Draw: 1-1, 12 Dec 2020 (Stadium MK)

Burton Albion wins: 2
Last Burton Albion win: 1-0, 14 Jan 2020 (Pirelli Stadium)

Jason Banton, Devante Cole, Lloyd Dyer, Tom Flanagan, Scott Fraser, Zeli Ismail, Serge Makofo, Joe Mason, Kyle McFadzean, Jake Hesketh, Stephen Quinn.

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