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MANAGER'S VERDICT: CHARLTON

27 November 2018

NIGEL Clough says that defensive errors cost his team after they dominated the match but lost 2-1 to Charlton.

The Albion manager said: "We only have ourselves to blame having been so much on top in the first half and then giving the goal away at 1-0 up. That has cost us the game.

"Unfortunately that keeps happening. We have had four 2-1 defeats in the league and they are carbon copies of each other. We have played well, had the vast majority of the play, chances, corners, everything but have conceded two goals that have cost us the game.

"It's the manner of conceding them as well and the first one tonight is the one really, the killer.

"It was nice to see us put a penalty in and at that point your are loooking to get another and go on and maybe be 3-0 at half-time as they have hardly been near us in the game.

"But John Brayford gives the ball away and then Kyle McFadzean gives the penalty away and that is poor play from experienced players.

"With the quality of the football we have played tonight and the chances we have created we should be winning but another factor tonight was that not one ball dropped for us in the area. Nothing dropped to a yellow shirt and that was down to bad luck as much as anything else.

"But when that happens you make sure that you don't lose the game.

"We have played a top six side and have dominated the game but like Southend and Peterborough we have lost 2-1. Until we keep clean sheets it will be like that."

The Brewers have no game on Saturday after going out of the FA Cup so Albion don't play again until December 8.

Clough said: "We have a ten-day break know so we will use it to get players fit and give those that need it a break."


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