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22 January 2018

MORE aggression is what manager Nigel Clough is asking from his players after Saturday's heavy defeat at the hands of Fulham at Craven Cottage.

The Brewers suffered their worst Championship defeat against Slavisa Jokanovic's men, and now the Brewers boss is asking for his players to show more fight.

He said: "We'd like to see a bit more aggression. We'd like to see us go and kick somebody. We need some people to go and show. We've got some good lads in the dressing room and some good characters but when they go on the pitch we don't want them to be nice, we want them to be horrible players."

Clough was however encouraged by his players' determination to not give up in Saturday's defeat.

"The one thing that the lads did was they kept going. That might sound silly when you lose 6-0 but they kept going, kept working as we did enough to get at least one goal, but we're not quite good enough even to get a goal at the minute on the road.

"It's strange when you win three on the spin away and only concede one goal and then you see it all go out the window when you concede six in one game. Back to Reading, this one is finished."

After Martin Samuelsen's arrival from West Ham last week the Brewers boss says he will be trying to bring in more fresh faces before the next game against Reading on Tuesday 30 January.

He said: "We're going to try to get a couple of players in. We've made our enquiries and we're trying to get players in but all we can do is try our best to get them in."

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