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CLOUGH SAYS PRESSURE IS ALL ON SUNDERLAND

9 April 2019

NIGEL Clough says his players can go and enjoy the trip to Sunderland tonight and that all the pressure will be on the home side.

The Brewers travel to the Stadium Light knowing that Sunderland haven’t lost a League One game on home soil this season.

Indeed, the last team to win a league fixture at Sunderland is the Brewers – a 2-1 success in the Championship a year ago.

Nigel Clough said: “I think it’s just one to go and enjoy. It’s the biggest stadium in the league by a mile so we want to just go there and play. We are in a position where we can go and do that and relax. We can enjoy it and give everything with a similar kind of performance to Barnsley on Saturday.”

Clough hasn’t totally given up on the Brewers making a dash for the play offs but admits it's unlikely,

“The gap is a bit too big with Doncaster winning the last three games, but we will keep going and see. All we can do is everything we can to win our last six games and see what happens.”

But that means the pressure is off Albion and on a Sunderland team looking for automatic promotion.

Clough said: “With two games in hand people will be looking at them to win.

“We are polar opposites Sunderland and ourselves. There is a big, big difference which is reflected across crowds, wage bills and everything.

“There are only teams like Accrington, Rochdale and Wimbledon who are like ourselves and it’s a big challenge to keep the club competitive and it’s quite remarkable how the chairman has done it over so many years.”


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