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29 March 2018

NIGEL Clough says securing an Easter holiday victory would be a “huge” result for his team.

The Brewers travel to second-placed Cardiff tomorrow (3pm kick off) before welcoming play-off chasing Middlesbrough to the Pirelli Stadium on Easter Monday (3pm kick off).

The Albion manager said: “We need to start winning and getting that first result but when you are playing Cardiff in second and we are second bottom that looks like a home banker. Then you have Middlesbrough who are in great form, but we have to get something out of these games if we can.

“Getting three points in either game coming up would be huge for us.”

Clough is impressed by how Cardiff have performed this season.

He says: “Neil Warnock said in the summer that it wouldn’t take much to get Cardiff challenging for promotion and he’s right and now they are in a good position to get automatic promotion. He does it an awful lot of times and with his promotion record, it’s no fluke. They look like they will be back in the Premier League. It’s a difficult place to go and they are hard to play against. Some people say they aren’t the most attractive team to watch at times, but it doesn’t matter, they are second in the league.

“Everyone expected Middlesbrough to be challenging for the top two with the money they spent in the summer. It hasn’t quite worked out that way, but all the players seem to be hitting form and they have plenty of threats throughout the team. They are as strong a squad as there is in the league.”

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