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CLOUGH DOESN'T WANT IT TO GO TO THE LAST DAY

27 April 2017

NIGEL Clough is telling his players not to let Championship survival go the final day.

The Brewers need a point to guarantee safety with games away at Barnsley and at home to Reading to go but the manager wants it done and dusted on Saturday.

He said: “We don’t want another day like we had at Doncaster last season – (needing a point for promotion).

“We expect Blackburn and Birmingham to win with the home fixtures they have got, so it’s just about us doing our job. It’s totally focussed on that.”

Eight years on from winning promotion to the Football League, Nigel Clough says that securing Championship survival will be as just as rewarding as any other successes.

“It will feel as good as any of the promotions in the last few years. It has been a long hard season and we just need to finish it off the right way.

“If we stay up, it will be as big an achievement as anything this club has ever done. It’s difficult to get out of any league and the Conference as much as any when you look at the big ex-League clubs in there trying to get out.

"Each league is difficult in its own right but trying to survive in the Championship in the company we have had this season for a club the size of ours, I think that would be a hell of achievement.”


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