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MANAGER'S VERDICT: IPSWICH

28 October 2017

NIGEL Clough says that a 2-1 defeat at home to Ipswich was "very tough to take".

The Albion manager saw his side dominate for long periods and take the lead through a Ben Turner header in the second half before eventually going down to a late Celina free kick.

He said: "It's very disappointing after the effort that has gone in today. We should have been a couple up by half-time but eventually we got the goal ahead but we didn't capitalise on it and they come back into the game.

"We deserved to win the game today but that's the way it's going for us at the moment. We have gone six games without a win but today was a real opportunity to win one and if we couldn't win it then with a minute to go not to lose it.

"We didn't clear our lines for their fist goal, despite having the opportunities, but it fell straight to their lad in the end and we wish one would fall like that for us in the penalty area. The second one was a mistake by Stephen Warnock conceding the free kick on the edge of the area."

The Brewers could easily have been well ahead at half-time after starting the game far more brightly than Ipswich.

Clough said: "We told the lads to relax and not think about what had gone before and they did that. When we got the goal there was a sense of relief and we wanted to go and get a second goal but they reacted and put us under a bit of pressure but we thought if we can get through to the 75th minute we would be OK but we didn't.

"The result will be a big blow to everyone today."


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