MANAGER Nigel Clough says that the Brewers must stop giving a confidence boost to the teams around them, as Albion prepare to face a struggling Plymouth Argyle side on Saturday.
Despite picking up points against high-flying sides such as Doncaster Rovers, Sunderland and Accrington Stanley, the Brewers have struggled to overcome the sides closer to the bottom of the table, suffering defeats to five of the bottom nine teams in League One.
With games against the top two sides (Portsmouth and Peterborough) coming after this weekend’s fixture, Clough says that the Brewers are determined to pick up a result this weekend, but the manager says the Brewers must find a way to pick-up results against the sides around them in the division.
“We certainly do not want to lose them (games against sides at the bottom of the table) and we want to win them if we can. That is something that we have failed to do in the first couple of months of the season.
“We look at the league table and there are one or two teams that have only won the one game. Before the weekend, Oxford had only won one game, and the one thing that they had in common was that they had beaten us.
“That’s not a nice feeling, when teams win one out of eight or nine and you think ‘we were the victims ‘. It is something that we have got to put right and stop losing to the teams around us and stop giving teams a confidence boost.”