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MANAGER'S VERDICT: READING

30 January 2018

NIGEL Clough says the Brewers inability to keep a clean sheet is costing his team dearly.

Speaking after the 3-1 home defeat to Reading the Albion manager said: "We can't keep the ball out of our net - it's the same reason as in all of our defeats.

"If the players don't do their jobs we lose football matches and that is what happened again tonight. 

"But a good player is a package of lots of different elements and once again they had better players than us tonight.

"But I take complete responsibility. Not just for this one but every one. We bring the players in, set them up, put them out there so it's full responsibility.

"We wanted to play two up front tonight and when you do that you have to get the ball to them and we didn't do that enough. We said at half-time let's get the ball to Lucas and Darren and for 10 minutes we did that and then we just switch off from the corner and give the goal away and we are chasing the game again."

Clough also revealed that Lloyd Dyer was unable to start due to a back injury picked up in training.

"As important as it is we couldn't really risk him. We thought about putting him on in the last 20 minutes but if it goes he could be out for three weeks and it wasn't worth the risk when you are chasing the game."


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