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CLOUGH HOPEFUL OF ANOTHER GOOD CROWD FOR OWLS TEST

16 August 2016

Brewers manager Nigel Clough praised the Albion faithful for the atmosphere they created against Bristol City.

“I thought the fans against Bristol City were excellent, we didn’t sell out due to the size of the club but the people who were here supporting the club were absolutely brilliant and made lots of noise. As we pressed the game more the, louder they got and you could tell when the goal went in the crowd was rocking.

 

“I hope it’s the same against Sheffield Wednesday tonight, they’re certain to bring a large number of fans so it should be another cracker.”

 

Clough should have a fully fit squad at his disposal when the Owls visit the Pirelli this evening: “Everyone should be fine for tonight; Lee Williamson is still struggling a little bit with his ankle from that tackle against QPR. We don’t feel he is moving as freely as he was before that but he should be ok.

 

“Everyone else is fine, Matty Palmer looked a bit tired but so did some others which may lead to some rotation. You can do all the fitness in the world in pre-season but you can’t replicate the intensity and pace in a Championship match.”

 

The manager believes this will be his sides strongest test to date with Sheffield Wednesday having such a strong squad: “With all due respect to the other teams we’ve faced, they’re the best on paper so far. I fancy them for automatics this year, they’re experience of last year will stand them in good stead and I feel it will spur them on. They have as good a side as anybody really.

 

“They have the likes of Fernando Forestieri, Steven Fletcher, Lucas Joao, Atdhe Nuhiu and Gary Hooper up front, who can cause problems and score plenty of goals this season. I think Barry Bannan and Kieran Lee in midfield are as good as a pair you’ll see in this league. They have spent wisely, the signings of Almen Abdi and Daniel Pudil from Watford who are also very good players at this level.”


For ticket information on tonight's fixture call the ticket office on: 01283 565938.


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