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CLOUGH WANTS TO MAKE SUPPORTERS PROUD

5 February 2018

NIGEL Clough says that he wants his team to make the supporters proud of their efforts.

The Brewers manager was pleased with a battling display at Aston Villa with his side unlucky to lose 3-2 and he now wants to take that forward.

He said: "What we want to do is try and make the supporters proud. We didn't do that at home to Reading but we want people to be proud of the football team, the chairman and everybody, and I think they all were on Saturday.

"We know in the Championship we are going to lose games and we have lost far too many. But if we are going to lose them, then it's better to do it the way we did at Aston Villa not how we did at Fulham or against Reading. If you have to lose then at least go down fighting and playing football and that's what we did on Saturday.

"In the last couple of minutes if we had got a cross in or anything we might have got something out of it. They never felt comfortable even with a two-goal lead.

"One thing we have to do is get shots off. We had too many good situations around the box where we didn't do that and that's where having Liam Boyce and Darren Bent will help."

"They have got two international captains on the bench. If you look at the people they have, the lads from Manchester United and Spurs, never mind the lads that aren't involved. Somebody asked what sort of game I was expecting, I said 'one sided'."

The Brewers remain bottom of the Championship table but it's still tight in the relegation fight.

Clough said: "All we can do is keep trying and hopefully playing like we did on Saturday. What will be will be at the end of the season. As long as we give what we did at Aston Villa and try and play like that."


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