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3 September 2018

NIGEL Clough was not only pleased with the loan signings he brought in last week but also being able to hold on to striker Liam Boyce after the Brewers turned down a £1 million offer.

The Albion manager was able to bring in four players on loan but also had to fend off moves for his prized striker.

Boyce scored the winner against Aston Villa and the third goal against Wimbledon on Saturday and was the subject of serious interest from Bolton Wanderers before the transfer window closed.

Clough said: "We had several bids in from Bolton for him.

"According to the Bolton News  I turned my phone off on Thursday and was uncontactable by my own staff. I haven't turned off my phone for five years and I spoke to members of staff all day and the chairman several times.

"There is always one question which is the precursor to everything at Burton Albion - is it in the best interests of the club?

"And the simple answer was no. At a different level of finance it might have been but the bid as it was wasn't in the best interests of the club.

"So in this case it was a very simple decision."

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