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CLOUGH WANTS TEAM TO PLAY WITHOUT FEAR

1 February 2018

NIGEL Clough wants his players to take the game to Nottingham Forest on Saturday and play without fear.

The Brewers boss was encouraged by the way his team have performed on the road at Aston Villa and Ipswich and now wants to turn around the home form.

Albion have not won at home since September 16 and with only 15 games left, need three points against an out of form Forest side on Saturday at the Pirelli Stadium (kick off 3pm).

Clough said: “We have to try and take the initiative and have a go at them as we don’t have an awful lot to lose. We are bottom of the league and people assume we are going down, so we might as well relax, play and have a go.

“The players have to have that mental strength so that if they give the ball away they go and get it again."

But despite having won only one of their last six games, Clough expects Forest to still offer a stiff test.

“When you have the amount of quality players they have, they will come good. They brought ten in during the transfer window, some Premier League as well. Bringing that many in, it’s hard to get them to gel straight away. But they have some very good and very dangerous players. They won at Wolves which shows what they are capable of.”


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