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CLOUGH LOOKS TO BRING IN BACK-UP KEEPER

6 January 2016

NIGEL Clough is looking to bring in an experienced back up for first choice keeper Jon McLaughlin.

With McLaughlin in fine form, Remi Matthews has returned to Norwich after finding opportunities limited and Dean Lyness has found first team football at Blackpool and wants to stay. Young prospect Sam Hornby has extended his loan deal at Brackley until February.

Clough says: “We are looking elsewhere and there are one or two people we are checking out and, hopefully, Dean will get sorted with a permanent deal at Blackpool and we will get a  second choice keeper in for the rest of the season. 

“We are looking at one or two already. We don’t want someone too young and inexperienced as it’s too important for that. If we were half way up the league we would put young Sam Hornby on the bench and it would be great experience for him. He’s out at Brackley getting games so we want him to continue with that but, even if it was half a game and Jon got injured and we lost that game, it could make the difference between going up and not.”

Burton Albion have also brought in a new goalkeeping coach, with Martin Taylor replacing the departing Gavin Ward.

Clough says: “Gavin has got an opportunity to go to QPR. He’s a very good goalkeeping coach and he goes with everyone’s best wishes and thanks for the job he has done. He’s very good at his job and a good lad as well but the club doesn’t deny people opportunities like that.

“We are fortunate that we have been able to bring Martin Taylor straight in. It’s another one we hope will be a seamless change. He started 15 years ago at Burton and we have known him a long time.”


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