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NIGEL CLOUGH'S ASTON VILLA REACTION

8 April 2017

NIGEL Clough believes Albion got the reward they deserved after coming from behind to get a point against Aston Villa.

Speaking after the 1-1 draw the Albion boss said: "We recovered from a mistake by Ben Turner early on and it was important to get a point out of the game. It was reward not just for today but the work we have put in all week. To go to Huddersfield and Newcastle away and then play Aston Villa at home and get four points in our position is absolutely brilliant.

"You make it hard for yourselves when you go 1-0 down to Aston Villa with a defence that doesn't give much away. It was always going to be difficult to break them down from that point and the last thing we wanted to do was concede an early goal.

"We thought about changing formation and doing this or that but we were on the front foot. Despite the week we have had I thought we were the ones that looked fresh.

"We came in 1-0 down at half-time and were disappointed but then we had to raise our energy levels again. We tired a little bit in the last 10 to 15 minutes and if we hadn't of played Wednesday night I think we might have looked for the winner a little bit more."

Clough was delighted to see Lloyd Dyer get on the score sheet with the equaliser.

"It was a wonderful goal. He smashed into the top corner. He has got in a lot of those positions and missed but he was  on target today."

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