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6 February 2017

NIGEL Clough praised the belief and quality of his team after the 2-1 win over Wolves.

He said: "It was massive. It takes a lot of character to go out in the second half and turn it around. It was not just the spirit as we have had that the majority of the season but also the quality we showed. We have tried to up the quality in the transfer window as we did last summer and I hope we will see that in the last 16 games.

"We said at half-time to relax and be a bit better on the ball. The likes of Lasse Christensen, Luke Murphy and Michael Kightly, who came into his own in the second half, they are our players. We need them to get on the ball and make a difference and they did that in the second half.

"Michael gave us that focal point, somebody to give the ball to. Everyone's looking at who really wants the ball when you are 1-0 down at home and he did in the second half and wanted to create something.

"It's nice when two new lads get the goals and it shows it makes a difference when you bring a few new bodies in during January.

"We now have a couple of difficult games in Brighton away and Norwich at home coming up and we have to go out and play and have a go wherever we are at. We have to play without fear which is difficult when you are fighting a relegation battle.

"We having being saying all season that we think we are good enough to stay in the league."

The only downside for Clough was losing another defender to injury.

"Damien McCrory picked up a hamstring injury. We don't carry too many left backs but Tom Flanagan went over there and did really well. But I think Damien will be a doubt for next week."

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