NIGEL Clough is expecting a difficult way trip to in form Fulham on Saturday (kick off 3pm).
The Brewers manager said: “Any return at all will be good. We caught Sheffield Wednesday with all their injuries on a slight downward turn, but we are catching Fulham on an upward turn showing the form they are capable of and didn’t quite mange at the start of the season.
“We beat them here but now they are starting to hit their stride and are one of those teams who are capable of making the top six and being in the Premiership in six months’ time.
“The way Fulham play it takes a few games for them to click. Brentford are similar, and they have settled in now. Fulham have some exceptionally good players.
“We have to try and stop them playing and the longer we keep it 0-0 the better. If we can nick a goal it increases the pressure on them and the frustration of the home supporters. We have seen that in the last three away league games and it’s not a bad tactic to employ.
“But with all due respect to the last three teams we have just beaten on the road, Fulham are a different class so it will be very difficult”.
It will be Clough’s 100th league game in charge of Burton Albion.
He said: “It shows how many games we have played in a short space of time. I don’t think anyone gave us much chance of surviving last season, but we did. We have had 18 months longer in the Championship than anyone ever dreamed of but, we would like to have another season at least and that’s the aim for the rest of the season.”