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MANAGER'S VERDICT - BLACKBURN

20 August 2016

NIGEL Clough believes the Brewers should have had all three points against Blackburn Rovers.

Speaking after the 2-2 draw, the Brewers boss said: "Overall I think it was two points dropped. I thought we dominated for long spells of the game and created the better chances.

"We should have won it early on. Maybe that's the next stage for this team that they need to sense when a team is nervous and down in confidence. We should have taken the game to them more in the first 20 minutes rather than waiting for them to get the first goal.

"There were spells today where I thought we were very good indeed. There was not a lot we could have done about their first goal but the second goal it was poor play leading up to it and we gave the ball away cheaply then the corner was a free header. When we are such a big threat from set plays ourselves we should not be conceding.

"But you look around the  stadium and their main stand holds more than our ground. Ex-Premier League champions - they are still a big club. There is an element of us being slightly in awe when we run out at places like this at first. But we had enough situations to have won it today. We scored two but could easily have had more."

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