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CLOUGH SAYS EVERYONE RELISHES GAMES AGAINST ASTON VILLA

25 September 2017

NIGEL Clough says both the players and fans relish playing big clubs like tomorrow’s visitors Aston Villa.

The Brewers boss said: “We are looking forward to the match, it's one of the fixtures that really stands out when Aston Villa come here, being a former Premier League club for many, many years.

“It’s always a big one for us like it was last season. These are the sort of games we are in the Championship to enjoy and I think the supporters will as well.

“They are such a massive club, ex European Champions. Steve Bruce is trying hard to turn it around and we know he will.

“They were under pressure at the start of the season but have had some great results in the last few weeks and they now find themselves just outside the play offs.

“We have had a lot of time on the road and the supporters feel that as much as we do but it’s nice now to have two home games before the international break. It gives us the chance to get into double figures on points before the international break, which considering we lost the first three games and the toughness of the fixtures, would be a reasonable start.

“We need to get out of the blocks quickly against Aston Villa like we did against Fulham, engage them and press them and not give them any time to play. If we give them time, their quality can hurt you and that’s what we fear when we are playing these teams that bit of quality which at any stage from eight or nine players can hurt you and win them the game.”


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