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MANAGER'S VERDICT: BARNSLEY

31 October 2017

NIGEL Clough says that the Brewers could easily have beaten Barnsley but were undone by a wonder strike when the game was 2-2.

The Brewers went down 4-2 in the end but the Albion manager believes his team were hard done by.

He said: "It's another game we should have won - that's two in four days and we should have had six points.

"After we got back to 2-2 it was only us in the second half but then the lad produces a shot and as long as he plays he will never produce another one like that.

"There was a bit of misfortune about their first two goals but we have to be better defensively. Once we had got back into it there was only one team looking like they were going to win it before that spectacular strike - we won't see too many goals better than that all season.

"That's how it is going at the moment and the last two home games have been very, very harsh on us. 

"We have to look at conceding goals as that's not good enough and work on it as a team, look at formations, everything - do we need to change personnel?

"We have put good defensive performances in this season at Bristol City, QPR and Norwich but at the moment we are either keeping a clean sheet or conceding four.

"We scored two brilliant goals tonight and we didn't want half time to come. It's difficult when you go 1-0 and 2-1 down at home and we still came back but the third was too much and the nature of it as well - when it goes in everyone is deflated."


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