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MANAGER'S VERDICT: SHREWSBURY

14 August 2018

NIGEL Clough was delighted with his team's first win of the season after the 2-1 success at Shrewsbury in the Carabao Cup.

The Brewers came from behind with goals from David Templeton and Lucas Akins to move into the Second Round.

The Albion manager said: "It was important just to get a win, any how tonight. The only way to get an upturn in your fortunes is by winning matches. Supporters feel better, we feel better and it's nice to get through in the cup as well. To have six successive away draws and still make progress is a good going.

"David Templeton's goal came out of nothing. He knew exactly what he was doing and cut inside and went for the near post. He saw the goalkeeper edging and went for it. It was a brilliant goal and it was brilliant to get him on the pitch as well. He will play a big part for us this season."

The winner came from a second half penalty.

Clough said: "It was definitely a penalty. And Lucas stepped up and put it in. We practised penalties yesterday - the whole team.

"Liam Boyce is a little bit disappointed as he's the penalty taker and was on the verge of coming on and asked if we could make the substitution before the penalty was taken. He was after three in three I think.

"Defensively I thought the mentality was much, much better. It's the experienced lads jobs to get us out of trouble. They conceded the five goals in the first two games and it was up to them tonight to do their jobs which they did."


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