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CLOUGH SAYS HOME FORM MUST IMPROVE IF BREWERS ARE TO BEAT THE DROP

15 January 2018

NIGEL Clough says the Brewers home form has to improve if Championship survival is to be achieved.

After QPR inflicted the latest setback at the Pirelli Stadium, the Brewers manager said: "We can't stay up on away form alone.  Between now and the end of the season we have to get some home wins if we are to stand any chance at all."

The Brewers were comforted after the 3-1 defeat by the results of fellow strugglers but a run of only one draw and nine defeats in ten home games is frustrating attempts to try and break clear of the drop zone.

Clough said: "We will go to Fuham next week and we will play a lot better than we did at home to QPR - home form has to improve.

"When you haven't won at home for so long confidence is as low as it can be. One point out of 30 at home - when you have that sort of record you can't be confident.

"We thought getting in at half-time 1-1 on Saturday might give us a lift but QPR didn't make mistakes and we did.

"We hoped we had turned the corner with the 0-0 at home to Norwich but QPR were perhaps the worst team we could play due to the way they work and stop you playing.

"It's hard to explain the form at home. We just don't feel as confident as when we run out away from home."


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