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CLOUGH SAYS LEAGUE GAMES REMAIN THE PRIORITY

27 September 2018

NIGEL Clough says that despite the Carabao Cup heroics against Burnley on Saturday his team have always regarded back-to-back home League One games against Scunthorpe and Southend as more important.

The Albion manager said: “I hope we can get something on Saturday as the effort we put in against Burnley was immense and I hope we have something left in the bank for Saturday.

“The two leagues games have always seen our focus as they are the most important ones. With the postponement at Barnsley that means four home games on the spin. We have won the first two and I hope we now go into Saturday with confidence and that the niggles we picked up will be OK.”

Three players are nursing injuries after Tuesday night’s 2-1 win.

Clough said: “Stephen Quinn’s knee was sore, Scott Fraser got a kick on his calf and David Templeton took a few whacks as well.

“John Brayford played his first game back on Tuesday for several weeks coming back after a hamstring injury but Kyle McFadzean will be available again after suspension and Marvin Sordell had a breather so we have options.

“We will try and get them back out there as these are two big league games for us.

“They will be different challenges. You get that extra yard playing against a Premier League team and it’s difficult on a Saturday afternoon to repeat what you have done but we will try and maintain the standard of performance we have had for the last few weeks.”


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