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22 December 2015

BREWERS manager Nigel Clough believes some of his squad who have not figured much so far this season need game time.

He said: “When you reach the halfway stage, and players haven’t been involved much, it’s hard on them. The first thing is the consideration of them - to get them some football.

“It’s not a priority or vital to get new players in. We have a big squad, which if anything is a bit on the heavy side, so it might mean one or two going out to make way for maybe someone coming on.”

Mark Duffy has been a key performer for the Brewers and Clough is hoping to extend his loan.

“We are getting down the road with that one and would hope to have it sorted out soon. I thought he was one of the outstanding players again on Saturday,” said Clough.

In terms of his other loanees, he said: “Jerome is on a season-long loan although Crystal Palace do have a call back option on him. Zeli Ismail we haven’t seen yet as he has been at Wolves getting treatment. We are expecting him back in training so we can see him with a view to making a decision. 

"He’s quick, gets down the wing and puts good crosses in but we have a couple of people here who can do that with Nasser, Lucas and Jerome. We will have a chat with Zeli but we are aware he has had a few injuries as well.

“Remi Matthews we are talking to at the moment. He came to play and challenge for a first team spot but has only played a few games. Ideally, he would like to play some football. Dean Lyness’s loan ends in January so we have an option to bring him back. We will sort out our options over the next week or so. His going to Blackpool has coincided with an upturn in their form so he is doing something well. Do you bring somebody back to put them on the bench? But he’s our player so if we need to do that we will do.” 

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