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30 August 2018

NIGEL Clough says that the Brewers will have to cope with AFC Wimbledon’s strong pressing game when they visit the Pirelli Stadium on Saturday.

The Brewers boss says the visitors epitomise the qualities of a lot of teams in the division and his players need to adjust to that.

He said: “They are small club like us and Accrington. We know how hard it is to operate and Neal Ardley has done very well with them.

“There’s a lot of experience in the team as well. They are more than capable. They have put together a very good team that will cause us problems. I just hope we can play somewhere near as well as we did against Aston Villa.

“If you want to highlight what good League One teams do then look at Wimbledon, the pressure and getting no time on the ball and they are still a threat.

“When you talk about an adjustment between the Championship and League One that’s what we mean. Having played two years at the higher level we are better equipped to deal with the way Aston Villa play than Wimbledon and Gillingham. It is different, and it takes time adjusting. I hope people can understand it now when we say it will take a few weeks

"The majority of the players have never played in League One or not for a while, so it will take some time.

“We told the players after the Preston game that if you think it's hard going to places like that and Aston Villa, it’s just as hard going to the places we are visiting now. They play a different way and give you different problems.”

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