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26 April 2018

NIGEL Clough says that despite Bolton’s poor recent form that they are more than capable of being a danger at the Pirelli Stadium on Saturday (kick off 3pm).

The Brewers manager said: “Bolton are more than capable of doing a job on us – scoring a goal from a set play which is a major threat for us – and winning 1-0. We have to be very guarded against that.

“They know whatever happens that it’s going to the last game. They can put all those nerves aside and say if we win it’s all over. That’s what they will be hoping for.

“They will sell their allocation so the ground will be full. The atmosphere in the crowd can certainly help us.”

Clough also believes that finally ending the long wait for a home win with the 3-1 victory over Derby County will benefit his players.

He said: “Getting that monkey off our back against Derby was a big release for the players.”

Albion go into the game in the bottom three and are still underdogs when it comes to Championship survival, the manager says.

“Being in the bottom three isn’t ideal but you only have to get out of it on the final day. Come the final whistle on Sunday, May 6, you have to be out of it then, not before.

"For us – we can’t afford to lose the game on Saturday – that’s the bottom line. Let’s just try and win it and complete that swing around and then someone has to get a positive result on the final day.”

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