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28 December 2018

NIGEL Clough believes that Plymouth’s current league position could make them an even harder to beat tomorrow.

The Pilgrims currently sit bottom of the table after losing to fellow strugglers AFC Wimbledon on Boxing Day, a result which means they have won just five times all season.

Clough thinks that Plymouth’s current poor form and position could give them a new mentality ahead of the game.

He said: “I think when you have lost a game like that (Plymouth’s defeat to AFC Wimbledon) and go bottom, it is almost like ‘let’s go for it now, we have got nothing to lose’. 

“I think if they had drawn with AFC Wimbledon, they might be thinking that another draw would be great, but I think they will be going for the win tomorrow, almost with a ‘nothing to lose’ attitude.”

The Brewers now embark on a run in which they face eight of the nine teams below them before the end of February.

Clough believes that this run could be a defining one for the side and believes they should be looking to pick up points against the sides below them in the league.

“They are all winnable in this league but the ones in the bottom half, we should be looking to get something from and get ourselves as far away from the bottom four as we can. 

“It is always nice to be closer to the top six than the bottom four. We are not quite there yet but a win on Saturday might see us do that. That is our aim, and to put a bit of an unbeaten run together. 

“We have got a massive semi-final coming up, that is going to dominate in January, but it is more important that we get league points.”

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