NIGEL Clough praised the ‘incredible’ work rate of his players after the 2-1 win at QPR.
The Brewers boss said: “There were so many tired legs out there we could have brought another three or four off if we had been able to as they put everything in to get the win.
“They knew this game was very important to the club as we needed to get out of the bottom three.
“It says a lot about the players and how they go about the job –as they have done all season.
“We didn’t have a break but it was also the first time in a while where nothing went against us.”
The return of Jackson Irvine after injury was a big plus for the Brewers as was the arrival of Cauley Woodrow and Lasse Christensen on loan from Fulham.
Clough said: “We have missed Jackson. He has been out a few weeks and you miss a player of his quality. We know Lasse is a good player but he hasn’t played much over the last few weeks. That was his first start since September first teamwise so he was never going to last but his quality on the ball was excellent.
"When you add Luke Murphy, Marvin Sordell, Lloyd Dyer, Matty Palmer - you have six players who are technically very good.
“When we signed Luke we were aware he was still building up his fitness but he’s a good player with plenty of Championship experience. All the players we get in, like Luke, have to a be a little bit under the radar.”