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26 November 2018

Club News


26 November 2018

NIGEL Clough wants his side to bounce back from Saturday’s defeat at Blackpool in the right way tonight as we host Charlton Athletic at the Pirelli Stadium (7.45pm kick-off).

Looking to our recent wins over Walsall and Coventry City in the league, as well as the Carabao Cup Fourth Round victory over Nottingham Forest, Brewers manager Clough knows what his side are capable of producing, particularly at home.

And with Charlton promising a tough test tonight, Albion need to turn in that kind of near-perfect performance, Clough says, to get the three points.

“We want a good performance and we want the desire to keep the clean sheet, being solid at the back,” said Clough. 

“We’re looking for it all, like we had against Coventry, Walsall and Forest. They’re close to near-perfect performances in terms of creating chances, scoring goals, keeping tight and making it difficult for the opposition. 

“We’re a bit greedy in that sometimes but we think we’ve got the ability in the squad to do that. We’ve certainly got the footballing ability - it’s just about developing the other side.

Charlton currently sit sixth in the Sky Bet League One table with nine wins from their 18 games so far this season, with three straight wins heading into tonight.

But with Albion doing well at home in recent months, Clough says Albion must repeat those performance levels again this evening.

“It’s no surprise really - they’re a big club and a former top flight club,” said Clough.

“That’s the case with the last three with Charlton, Coventry and Blackpool. They have a big squad, a strong squad and are capable. 

“If you look at anyone who can challenge that top four, they’re as likely as anybody. They’re in great form at the moment as everyone seems to be when we play them, but at home we’re in reasonable form as well and we’ve got to keep repeating that.”

Cash turnstiles are in operation for tonight's game on the terraces only with a £2 increase on advance prices.

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