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CLOUGH LOOKS FOR REACTION AS BREWERS FACE TWO AWAY DAYS

25 January 2016

BREWERS manager Nigel Clough wants to see his team get back on track after the 2-1 home defeat to Shrewsbury.

The Brewers go to Peterborough on Tuesday and Rochdale on Saturday and hope to regain top spot in League One.

Clough said: "We have two tough games but we are looking for a nice reaction and to get back on track."

Robbie Weir returns from a two-match suspension which will give Albion more options.

Clough felt that Weir and defender Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (who was only fit enough for the bench) were missed on Saturday, with Tom Naylor and Anthony O'Connor in a slightly reshuffled pack.

He said: "Suddenly you lose your holding midfielder and have to change your back four. You also  lose Tom's other qualities of getting in people's faces, closing down and getting forward now and then. 

"But we wanted to keep the same formation and as close to the same team as Coventry as we could.

"We made better decisions on the ball against Coventry. Generally we have done that.

"But you do need a break, something going your way occasionally in a game, and we didn't get it.

"These are the games where you turn up, get the first goal and people think it's three points, but it never works out that way - which is why they are the dodgy ones in football terms.

"A scrappy 1-0, even a 1-1, would have done - what we have to do is get back in the habit of not losing the game.

"We have 20 games to go and know what we need to do. It was a missed opportunity but we learn a lesson and move on from it."




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