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MANAGER'S VERDICT: NORWICH CITY

30 December 2017

NIGEL Clough was pleased to see his team stop the run of home defeats but thought his side deserved all three points against Norwich.

Speaking after the 0-0 draw, the Brewers boss said: "It's our first clean sheet for about nine months here which is important and a real confidence booster.

"When you have lost so many games, and haven't deserved to, it is important to stop the rot. We should have done that the last few games but haven't but we did today. Considering it's another game in a short space of time the effort that went in was remarkable.

"The game should have been over in the first 20 minutes. We had two great chances in the first five minutes and it sums our luck up  when we hit one and it is cleared off the line by our own player. But we didn't concede and that's the main thing.

"We aren't going to dominate a team as good as Norwich for 90 minutes. We did for 45 and then it was more even in the second half. When you are on top you need to get a goal and although we had plenty of opportunities we didn't get one.

"We took Marvin Sordell off at half time which was tactical. He has done a lot of work on his own up front the last few weeks and was tired and we got Lucas Akins up there and put John Brayford on.

"We were pleased with the performance today but it could have been another three points."


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