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26 October 2018

THE Brewers will take on second-placed Peterborough tomorrow (kick off 3pm) at the Pirelli Stadium in a confident mood.

That’s the verdict of manager Nigel Clough as he goes up against a familiar rival in Posh boss Steve Evans.

“We are playing with confidence and in a certain way at the moment,” said Clough, “We are still playing a bit like a Championship team which is why we are doing well against the better teams - which is good but we just have to deal with everything else League One can throw at you.”

Peterborough have made a strong start to the season under Evans and will offer another good test tomorrow.

Clough said: “We have had battles over the years with Steve going back to the Conference days and before then as well when he was at Boston. We have probably come up against Steve more than any other manager in the last 20 years.”

Clough is pleased that Albion go into the match in good scoring form with six goals in three games from a variety of sources.

“We know we don’t want to put all the responsibility on Liam Boyce - other people have to come up with the goals. Liam hasn’t scored any of the last six but has played a part in those goals.

“But it’s nice that Devante Cole and Jake Hesketh have chipped in with their first goals and the set plays at Plymouth won us the games.

“We want to win games and get up there in the top six but it’s about developing young players as well for us as a club.

“It’s only the second season we have been in League One so I think we are still measuring ourselves. We have struggled against the bottom teams as we highlighted before the Plymouth game and have done reasonably well against the higher teams . We are trying to find our feet and see where we fit in in League One.

“We feel that on our day we can compete with the top six but we are still playing catch up because of the start we have had. To get anywhere near them we need a sustained run and a few more weeks like we have just had with seven points out of nine.”

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