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MANAGER'S VERDICT: NOTTINGHAM FOREST

30 October 2018

NIGEL Clough hailed a great cup tie and a remarkable result for his Brewers team after defeating Nottingham Forest 3-2 in the Carabao Cup.

Goals from Scott Fraser and Jake Hesketh helped secure a historic victory for the Brewers.

The Albion manager said: "It was a brilliant night and I think the result was deserved. To get to the last eight of the competition when you look at the teams who are going to be left in it, it's very exciting for everyone at the club - League One clubs aren't expected to get this far."

After missing a string of chances and a penalty before the break, Albion might have missed the chance of an upset but scored three times in the second period to break the visitors.

Clough said: "We didn't want to regret it. We told the players to go out and do the same again and see the first half as a motivation. They did that, kept going and created chances throughout the game.

"We were disappointed with some of our play in the first half as we got in great positions but gave the ball away too easily. I think the lads were a bit nervous in the first half as they knew how big the game was."

Albion though can now celebrate another club landmark.

Clough said: "We will all remember this. Supporters love giant killing nights but players do as well and it will be a highlight of some of their careers as well - like Scott Fraser coming down from Scotland and scoring twice tonight. That will be one of the biggest thrills he has had in his career so far."

The draw for the quarter finals takes place tomorrow night but Clough now sees getting points at Walsall on Saturday as the key focus.

He said: "Unfortunately we have a few injuries and knocks from tonight on top of the ones we have already got that will give us a few headaches heading to Walsall but we will put the youngsters out if necessary and keep trying to play the same way."


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