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MANAGER'S VERDICT: QPR

23 September 2017

BURTON Albion manager Nigel Clough thought it was a good point away from home at QPR but that it might have been three if Albion had made more of first half opportunities.

The Brewers boss said: "We should have made more of the first half chances we had and need a little more sharpness. With a bit better play we would have got the lead.

"Sean Scannell and Marvin Sordell got in good positions but didn't have that killer instinct. When you rest them all on Wednesday night you hope they will be a little bit sharper than that but hopefully we will get the benefit on Tuesday.

"The game switched at half-time. They made a couple of substitutions and all of a sudden we are on the back foot.

"They put a lot of balls onto us but the back three were tremendous, especially Jake Buxton who hardly lost a header, and we put in the blocks  when the ball dropped to them around the penalty area and we protected Stephen Bywater brilliantly.

"Jake led by example and was the inspiration for the rest of the team. 

"Everybody did their job and we fought and scrapped for a point on the road.

"What the players have got to learn is that when the opportunities are there, like they were in the first half, we have to take them. That's what the best teams do  - sense the right time to take advantage."


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