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MILLWALL WILL BE A TOUGH CHALLENGE SAYS CLOUGH

2 November 2017

NIGEL Clough says Millwall will be hard to beat on their own patch.

The London club came up from League One last season and have made a promising start and have been especially impressive at home.

The Brewers travel to Millwall on Saturday (3pm kick off) before heading into the next international break and Clough knows what to expect.

He said: “It will be incredibly difficult. They rested three of their main players last night against Sheffield Wednesday so I think they have targeted our fixture as an opportunity to get three points.  

"Neil Harris left his two main strikers out so they will be fit to go and we will have to deal with them. Gregory and Morison were a handful in League One and they are at this level. They get the ball up to them and play from there. They are very effective the way they play and are a very good, solid team and given all the surroundings when you go to Millwall, it is a difficult place to go.

“It will be a scrap and battle, certainly. They have surprised some people but not us. Even from the first day of the season they went to Nottingham Forest and had 20-odd shots, lost 1-0 but could easily have won. They set their stall out at the start of the season to be positive and think like us last season they will see their home form as crucial to staying in the league.”

Clough may be tempted to make changes after the 4-2 defeat at home to Barnsley.

“We have gone seven without a win so those in the team shouldn’t necessarily expect to stay in it and those who aren’t in the team have a good case to say ‘well I’m due a go’. Everything is up for grabs.”


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