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CLOUGH WILL CONTINUE TO CHANGE FORMATIONS

11 December 2017

NIGEL Clough says he will continue to change formations as he looks to find a crucial run of form for the Brewers.

The Brewers played a 4-2-3-1 at home to Preston on Saturday.

The Albion boss said: “We like the idea of the formation as we are trying to get more players forward and push Matty Palmer on a bit. But we have to be good enough to get the ball into the three players behind the striker and sometimes we didn’t do that well enough.

“We are not good enough to play one particular shape and let other teams deal with it. We have to adjust to other teams and what they do as we aren’t good enough to impose ourselves with a particular formation.”

The Brewers travel to fellow strugglers Bolton on Saturday but Clough doesn’t see it as a must-win game.

He said: “We aren’t even half way through the season yet. We keep battling away and nobody is pulling away. We know we are capable of getting three or four results and a stringing a run together but it has to be sooner rather than later.”

The Brewers could well be again struggling for strikers on Saturday with both Marvin Sordell and Joe Mason missing against Preston.

Clough said: “Marvin felt his groin so it was a blow losing him. We hope he will be available at Bolton. With Joe Mason we are waiting on blood tests after his illness, unfortunately it has been one thing after another since he joined us.”

 


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