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CLOUGH HAPPY WITH WAY BREWERS ARE HANDLING PRESSURE

5 December 2016

NIGEL Clough was pleased with the way his team are handling the pressure of fighting for points in the Championship.

Speaking after the 2-1 win over bottom club Rotherham, he said: "We didn't look like a team under pressure who were threatened by the bottom three. We are still down there in the bottom six and we expect to be for most of the season so we have to deal with pressure like this.

"It wasn't pretty at times and we didn't play as well as we have done at times this season. It wasn't as fluent but at times you don't play as well but get the three points."

The second Albion goal was a cracker from Matty Plamer who has quickly found his feet at Championship level.

Clough said: "He gets that little bit more time than he did in League One and there are better players around him and I think all those kind of things have helped him this year. 

"He's still only young and he's still learning - he has a lot to learn on the defensive side. He did well at the start of the season and then dropped off a bit but was better today - winning his headers and tackles and things like that which are the things you expect of a midfield player."

The biggest disappointment for Clough was conceding a goal at the death.

He said: "It should have been a clean sheet. The ball should have been up the other end of the pitch. That's the only thing that has given us a little bit of a disappointment. With goal difference so important that one goal can get you up a place or two at some stage."

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