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15 August 2016

BURTON Albion have had more shots in their first two games than any other Championship club.

One of the many reasons manager Nigel Clough is staying positive despite two defeats so far in the Championship.

Clough said: “We’ve put in two good performances against two very good teams which hasn’t surprised us, our concern was that we wouldn’t create enough chances going into the season as at times last year we struggled with that winning a fair few games 1-0. 

“With having 34 shots which is the best in the league so far, it would be silly not to continue it, we feel it’s our strength and that we just need to tighten up a little bit as a side. We are hopeful we can take the lead in games going forward, the team has shown brilliant character coming back in both games from falling behind.” 


“We’ve conceded scrappy goals that aren’t even errors and I don’t think Jon McLaughlin has actually had to make a save other than one from Tomlin on Saturday from around 30 yards and have somehow conceded six. We just have to try and be a bit more intelligent in certain situations but overall we are really pleased with how the players are gelling as a side with the new additions. We are also pleased that the players that haven’t played at this level before, seem to be up to it too.


“Sometimes you see games where teams have a similar amount of shots to yourself but that hasn’t even been the case, they have been bizarre games. I think one of the things is when you’re boxed in as a side, you have a different mentality cause you’re under pressure but when they’re isolated incidents you find yourself somewhat more vulnerable.”

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