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HOME FORM IS VITAL - SAYS CLOUGH

5 January 2016

HOME form will be the key for Burton Albion in the second half of the season, says Nigel Clough

The Brewers boss said: “As we get to the latter part of the season, it will get a bit nervy at times as the games get even more important. The more we can win at home the better; that’s where we see us picking most of our points up.”

The Brewers have now gone above the 50 points most teams see as guaranteeing staying in the division which would have been the initial target after gaining promotion.

“Without a doubt that would have been our target to stay in the league,” says Clough. “To get that in the first 24 games is quite remarkable. It started when Gary Rowett got things going and the habit has continued from there and long may it continue.

“We have said we want to see if we can improve, keep everything we are doing but improve, and we showed signs of that against Blackpool. Some of the passing was excellent. 

"The team are ready to go onto the next level and say 'we don’t have to sit back now’. There will be times when we need to be solid but, especially at home, let’s get on the front foot and take the game to the opposition.”


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