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2 January 2016

BURTON Albion boss Nigel Clough is looking for his team to get shots away earlier as they take on Blackpool today.

Against Swindon, Albion created some good opportunities but failed to finish them off, with Nasser El Khayati left frustrated after missing out in front of goal.

Clough said: “Nasser is looking for a perfect goal but every time it goes over the line it’s a perfect goal from our point of view. People will say ‘that’s a good goal’ or ‘that’s a better goal’ but if it gets across that line that’s good enough for us. 

“Watching Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink over the years, he wasn’t bothered. He would just get it down and smash it a lot of the time. Nasser has to take that more on board. 

"Nobody was more frustrated than Nasser when he came off. He knows he should have got more shots off from those situations he got into. 

"But with strikers, you know there’s another chance coming in a minute so if you miss one, you have got to make sure you put the next one away. If you don’t get a shot off - make sure the next time you do. 

"We don’t like shooting from 30-35 yards, we think it’s too far, but anywhere round the penalty area we want them to shoot.”

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