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CLOUGH PLEASED WITH HOME DRAW

16 August 2018

NIGEL Clough was delighted to have been drawn at home to Aston Villa in the Second Round of the Carabao Cup.

The Albion manager said: "That's absolutely brilliant. It's local for everybody and a repeat of our pre-season fixture."

The Brewers know Steve Bruce's side well having played them in the Championship last season and in the Bass Vase game in July.

Clough said: "They are familiar and we know a lot about them but we also know how good they are.

"It's nice to have a home tie, a big club and it's one for everyone to look forward to.

"For both sets of supporters it's great - and a good attractive game. An excellent draw for us."

After six consecutive away draws in the Carabao and FA Cup, Clough was also pleased to finally land a home tie.

"That was frustating so it's nice for our supporters to finally have a home draw.

"We know it won't be easy but you don't get many at this stage. But we will try and get through. It's a winnable fixture."


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