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MANAGER'S VERDICT: PETERBOROUGH

27 October 2018

NIGEL Clough says he was very disappointed with the 2-1 defeat to Peterborough because he felt his team's performance warranted "at least a point if not three".

The Brewers manager said: "Our football was excellent at times, it was just the two goals we conceded. The first one was a deflection off Kyle McFadzean's back and we can do nothing about that. The second one was the one that disappointed us - it was a terrible ball from Jamie Allen and we had said at half time not to get caught on the break.

"After the first 20 minutes it was one way traffic and we played some excellent stuff at times. 

"We were conscious of the week we have had with all the travelling and a few tired legs but after the first 20 minutes the pattern was set and we were camped on the edge of their box for most of the game. But despite creating enough chances to win a couple of games today we couldn't quite finish them. They were clear cut chances as well today not half chances

"They were a bit fresher than us at the start with the week we have had on the bus but once we got into the game our passing was excellent at times. We may have over complicated it occasionally instead of keeping it simple but the quality of some of our play was very good and was of a very high standard."

Scott Fraser came on in the second half to play left back (with Reece Hutchinson picking up a tight hamstring) and David Templeton also joined the action after also recovering from injury with both players making an impact.

Clough said: "Scott played nearly like a winger and David nearly created us something a few times. It was good to  have them back.

"In terms of how we set out today and how we set about the opposition in the last hour, that's exactly how we want to play."


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