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NIGEL CLOUGH PLEASED WITH RECENT DISCIPLINARY RECORD

18 February 2016

THE Brewers are just shy of 40 yellow cards in the league this season with Tom Naylor on six and Robbie Weir on five.

Two is the number of red cards Burton Albion have received this season, both were picked up by Robbie Weir but the Brewers haven’t picked up any cards in the past three games.

Nigel Clough said: “The main factor is not giving free kicks away where people are going to put into your penalty area.

“The added bonus from that is you don’t get silly suspensions, you don’t get people on yellow cards who can’t make a tackle for the rest of the game.

“Since Robbie (Weir) has calmed down, our card count has count has gone down considerably.

“Good players and good teams have good discipline records.

“You look through the leagues and it reflects roughly the league table. You don’t want suspensions and things, it’s all about good discipline.

“You always want 11 players on the pitch and you don’t want to risk it. Stay on your feet and defend properly.

“Not many players can beat you with skill at this level so don’t give them the opportunity of a free kick.”

In the top-of-the-table clash in the Premier League at the weekend between Arsenal and Leicester City, it was the Gunners who came out on top with a winner in stoppage time from a set-piece.
Clough said: “Leicester and Arsenal was a perfect example on Saturday.

“Leicester had done unbelievable before they gave a silly free kick away and even the team who are least effective from set plays in the premier league can put a ball in the six-yard box in the 94th minute and you lose the game, just from a free-kick.”

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