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12 December 2016

NIGEL Clough says there is no point bemoaning the gulf in resources between Albion and other Championship clubs.

Instead he feels his squad have to more than match the opposition for commitment and work rate.

He says: “There is no point in wishing for what we haven’t got – we know what it is here and we are very happy with the situation. What frustrates us is when we don’t compete. When you haven’t got those resources you sometimes can be a little bit it off it and your quality will win you the game. We don’t have that so we have to make sure we are at it 100 per cent to get anything out of the game. Even then, we can go to Ipswich and Leeds and play well and it’s still not enough.”

Clough was disappointed with the 2-1 defeat at Brentford and is now looking to tomorrow’s home match against Huddersfield.

He says: “We won’t dwell on Saturday – we move straight on and look at Huddersfield’s strengths and weaknesses.

“They are dangerous like most teams in this league.  Newcastle and Brighton are the best two teams but after that Huddersfield are right in there and pushing for the top six this season. They are playing with a lot of confidence but like most teams this season their results have been up and down. Nobody apart from the top two are playing with any consistency, although Derby are now making a surge forward.”

The Brewers will be without the suspended Ben Turner although Kyle McFadzean returns after his ban. Stuart Beavon is likely to still be ruled out with injury.

Clough said: “He hasn’t trained so we are hoping he will make the squad for Saturday.”

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