Nigel Clough was pleased to keep yet another clean sheet last night against Kidderminster Harriers, which is the Brewers third in three matches.
Clough said: “We’ve just said to the lads in the dressing room that is important not to concede, its only pre season but to go 3 games without conceding a goal is a good habit. We were shouting at them the last few minutes to ensure we didn’t concede, I know it wouldn’t have mattered to the game but it’s a pride and confidence thing.
“The foundation of clean sheets has to be there like in previous seasons its something the side have prided themselves on. This season that has to be no different when we start this season in The Championship, due to strikers being that much better and clinical in this league.”
The manager also said that he was pleased with the challenge Kidderminster posed his side: “It was another good work out for the side, it was completely different to Saturdays game. It was a different challenge because their lands were running around at us whereas Stoke were technically better at keeping the ball.”
As well as being happy with the sides defensive work, Clough was quick to praise the efforts of Marcus Harness who bagged two goals against the Harriers taking his tally to three in pre season.
He said: “We are pleased for Marcus, the first one he pounced on the bad back pass from their lad and finished it well. With the penalty he’s put it away after a good run into the box from Tom Naylor. It’s always good scoring goals as a forward player and that will boost his confidence.”