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CLOUGH SAYS BREWERS HAVE 'NOTHING TO LOSE' IN CARABAO CUP SEMI FINALS

19 December 2018

NIGEL Clough says that his Brewers team have “absolutely nothing to lose” in the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup.

Albion will learn who they will face tonight when the draw takes place after the Spurs v Arsenal quarter-final. Manchester City, like the Brewers, are already through and Chelsea and Bournemouth contest the final quarter final.

Clough said: “When you think that 92 clubs enter this competition and Burton Albion are in the last four and the company we are in, to get there is amazing – financially, pride everything, it’s a remarkable achievement. I hope our supporters will be talking about it for many years to come.

“But we have been playing well enough all season to warrant a result like that last night. Our performances have been quite often better than the results

“But we have to put that aside for now. We will enjoy this one for a couple of days and then all we are thinking about will be Luton on Saturday and trying to get something there.

“Whoever we get in the semis it won’t be much harder than Luton, with their form that is going to be very tough.”

Clough was proud of his whole team last night as they beat Middlesbrough 1-0. The task was made more difficult not only by a spate of injuries but also by a bug hitting the squad.

Clough said: “As well as the injuries we also had a wave of sickness going through the camp with Scott Fraser, Will Miller and Stephen Quinn - we didn’t think they were going to make it at one point.

“But the whole team gave everything and deserved that result.”


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