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CLOUGH HOPES TO TAKE SURVIVAL BATTLE TO LAST DAY

1 April 2018

NIGEL Clough says he hopes his team can take the survival fight to the last day of the season and pull off another “miracle”.

The Brewers went to the bottom of the table after results on Good Friday but will fight all the way and the Albion manager just hopes that they can still have a chance when it comes to the final round of games in May.

He says: “We would settle for taking it to the last day at Preston. That would take a sequence of results but we would settle for that as it would be a bonus.”

Clough admits that it will be tough for the Brewers to survive and that it has proved much harder than last season to compete.

He says: “It’s a massive gulf and it has got bigger in the last 12 months. We have performed miracles getting out of League One and then staying in the Championships so to get another one is unlikely but we are going to try.”

Albion take on Middlesbrough tomorrow at the Pirelli Stadium (kick off 3pm).

Clough says: “Middlesbrough spent a lot of money in the summer and have some of the most attacking and dangerous players in the league. They will be a handful, but we will try and compete with them.”

The Brewers lost 3-1 at Cardiff on Friday following a similar result at Wolves before the international break.

Clough says: “When they crank it up, as Wolves and Cardiff did at times, they show why they are the top two. Other teams in the division can’t live with that as well. That’s why you can’t afford errors or to waste opportunities when you get them as we did in both games.”


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