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CLOUGH SAYS CALLING GAME OFF WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO

22 September 2018

NIGEL Clough says that the decision to call off today's game at Barnsley after a medical emergency at Oakwell was the correct thing to do.

The Air Ambulance was called afer a man collapsed on the edge of the pitch with the Brewers players who were warming up near the corner flag the first to spot the incident.

The Brewers manager said: "First and foremost everyone at Burton Albion hopes the gentleman is OK and, in the scheme of it, football doesn't matter. 

"When it was announced the game was called off all the crowd were applauding respectfully as they realise it's the right decision

"We also think it was definitely the right decision to call off the game. Our players were not in the right mental condition to play the match. When you go out at five to three and everyone's buzzing and right for the game and then something like this happens right where our players were doing their little bit of warm up, they come in and naturally several were distressed.

"It was our lads who spotted what happened and who called the medical people over. They were right in front of it as were our supporters. Nick Fenton was one of the first people over there as the lads were calling for people to be quick as they knew something was wrong straight away.

"The referee and linesmen have all been brilliant about it and it's the right thing to do."


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