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SORDELL DESERVED BLACKBURN GOAL SAYS CLOUGH

27 February 2017

NIGEL Clough says striker Marvin Sordell's equaliser against Blackburn Rovers was reward for his hard work since joining the Brewers.

The Brewers boss said: "He's so deserved that for the effort he has put in over the last six weeks. Things haven't quite dropped for him but he's worked really hard. 

"He did a job for us against Blackburn first up front, then wide right and then wing back in the second half and did extremely well in all those roles. His goal was a reward for all that."

Rovers dominated in the first half as Albion looked like a team who were playing for the third time in a week but the Brewers rallied after the interval.

Clough said: "No matter how good Blackburn were we had to be better on the ball. When we got it we gave it away again too cheaply all over the pitch. We were glad to get in at half-time, change it around and we looked much better.

"We started with 4-4-2 as we wanted to get on the front foot but Blackburn didn't allow us to do that so we switched to a five across the middle like we did against Norwich but that didn't get us anywhere either. We did think in the week about going back to the three centre halves but we had defended so well in the previous two games that we started with a back four. But we have to be open to changing it and that's what we did.

"We are improving at this level and finding ways of getting a result."

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