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CLOUGH URGES PLAYERS TO CLIMB THEIR EVEREST

3 May 2018

NIGEL Clough is urging his players to climb their equivalent of Everest by winning at Preston on Sunday.

The Brewers manager is looking for three points that would make it four wins in a row and give his team the best possible chance of Championship survival.

After winning the last three games Clough is asking for one last big push at Deepdale.

He said: “If you were climbing Everest and got 100 metres from the top you wouldn’t say 'the view is nice enough from here I don’t need to get to the top - it’s only the same view from the top, I don’t need to go there because that extra 100 metres is too hard'. You would say ‘no let’s get to the top and complete it’.

“Physically at this time of the season you can’t do much more,  it’s about handling it mentally now. We want to make sure they have digested the result against Bolton and how well we did and think it’s one last hour and a half. All the work over the course of the season comes down to 90 minutes on Sunday to stay in the league.

“I know what relegation feels like as a player and it will feel far worse as a manager so we will do everything to avoid that feeling.”


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