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CLOUGH WARY OF NEW MANAGER BOOST FOR BARNSLEY

20 February 2018

NIGEL Clough is hoping that Barnsley don’t get a boost from having a new manager tonight (kick off 7.45pm)

The Brewers travel to their relegation rivals knowing that the arrival of Jose Morais, is likely to have an impact on the home team.

Clough said: “To have your first game at home will be ideal for him and I think he will have lifted the whole place. It’s that new manager syndrome that we have to be wary off.

“Like Nottingham Forest on Saturday, it also means that we don’t know what formation he will play. He may stick with what they have been doing or he may think he can put his own mark on the game with a different system so we will be in the dark as to what they are going to do.

“They have brought in a very experienced manager to try and deal with the situation but if we can get a win they come a lot closer to us.

“But whatever happens we have to keep our heads and keep believing in what we are doing.

“I wish we had a fully fit squad to choose from. But there’s a pattern emerging for us as to how we want to play and it’s just a case of improving on that.

“In the last two games Stephen Bywater has only had to deal with two shots. That’s a good sign but Barnsley will pose different problems. They tend to get a lot of men forward and keep them forward as well.“


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