NIGEL Clough says the Brewers can’t afford a defeat in the remaining three games of the season if they are to have any chance of survival.
The Brewers are five points from safety with Sunderland, Bolton and Preston still to play.
The Albion manager said: “We know we are going to have to win at least two of them and I don’t think we can afford a defeat in the last three games. Even a point would be important as with our goal difference being so poor it would mean that someone might need more than just a draw and that would put a bit of pressure on the others.
“We need results now. It doesn’t matter about performances any longer just about getting results.
“We do feel that playing the way we have done in recent weeks is the best chance of getting results. At this stage we just want to get the result anyhow.
“It is very tight and I hope our result against Derby makes the other teams a bit more nervous. We are also at the stage where we need favours from other teams as well.
“I wish we had six or seven games to go as that would put us in a better position.
“The win on Saturday has given us a bit of renewed belief but we know we still have to win games at a level we haven’t done in the previous 43 games – but it is possible.”