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FOURTH CLEAN SHEET ON THE ROAD IS CLOUGH'S TARGET

19 October 2017

NIGEL Clough is hoping his team can chalk up a fourth clean sheet on the road in a row at Nottingham Forest on Saturday,

The Brewers have earned 0-0 draws at Norwich City, QPR and Bristol City and the Brewers boss is looking to maintain that away form, which is in contrast to the back-to-back 4-0 defeats at home to Aston Villa and Wolves.

Clough said: “We are all or nothing at the moment – either conceding a lot of goals or keeping a clean sheet. What we are looking for is to keep that clean sheet, be solid but do a little more offensively. That’s the plan for Saturday but the priority will be to keep that clean sheet.

“If we can’t get that first goal then the longer we keep it at 0-0 the better chance we have got. As the game opened up at Bristol City in the last 10 minutes, we could have pinched it.

“We defended well from the front at Bristol City and Joe Mason and Luke Varney ran their socks off.”

Clough believes that Forest probably deserve more points than they currently have on the board.

He said: “They are playing well without getting the results. They have just missed chances. They had opportunities against Derby on Sunday and will be disappointed having lost to their local rivals. They will be looking to bounce back. Their strength will be at home this season.

“In the Championship it’s very fine margins and it wouldn’t take much for them to be challenging the top six.” 


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