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MANAGER'S VERDICT: NOTTINGHAM FOREST

21 October 2017

NIGEL Clough says the Brewers should have made the most of first half opportunities after losing 2-0 at Nottingham Forest.

The Brewers manager said: "It was probably the most frustrating result of the season so far, especially in the first half as the opportunities were there. We had three brilliant opportunities and they were there throughout the game but we didn't take them.

"We weren't necessarily on top but we had the best situations and when the home fans are jeering at 42 minutes then you know you have a chance.

"We have to be more clinical in front of goal.

"The most disappointing thing was that we didn't start the second half as we had finished the first half."

Clough did think the Brewers should have had a penalty when Lloyd Dyer collided wth the Forest keeper while going in on goal.

The manager said: "We think he's taken Lloyd out and even if he has made contact after touching the ball that's irrelevant, it's still a foul.

"Football comes down to what happens in both penalty areas generally and at the moment we aren't good enough in either area."

Albion lost John Brayford and Lucas Akins to hamstring injuries and Ben Turner came off as a precuation after hurting his knee.

Clough said: "With Ben taking a knock and also being on a booking there was no point in him continuing. Lucas was causing problems so it wasn't ideal to make the change."


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