NIGEL Clough says the home game against Wolves will complete “an unbelievably tough run” of fixtures for Burton Albion.
The Brewers take on Wolves at the Pirelli Stadium tomorrow (3pm kick off) before a two-week break.
Clough said: “We are looking forward to the international break and if we can get a point or three to get us onto double figures after Saturday we will be in good heart.
“It has been an incredibly difficult start for us. On paper we knew as soon as the fixtures came out that it would be hard and it doesn’t get any easier when we get back with Bristol City away on the Friday (October 13) as they were one of the form teams in the Championship.
“They are all hard in the Championship but especially our first 10 or 11 and we had three away draws in the Carabao Cup. It has been a tough start but we are out of the bottom three and that’s our aim for the season.
“We are at our maximum competing at this level. The staff we have on and off the pitch work unbelievably hard just to give us a chance of survival – not threatening the top six, just surviving.
“We haven’t got £16 million to spend on a player all we can do is work that much harder all over the club to try and bridge the gap.”
Clough expects his team to put the 4-0 defeat at home to Aston Villa behind them.
He said: “We don’t get carried away when we lose or when we win. We stick with the lads and we will back them all the way. Sometimes it’s a bit of quality or a bit of luck that has counted against us. But there has never been any lack of effort from the players.”