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CUP DEFEAT WILL BE AN INCENTIVE FOR BREWERS TO BEAT SCUNTHORPE

12 April 2019

THE FA Cup defeat at Scunthorpe will be an extra incentive for the Brewers to earn three points in League One tomorrow.

Albion lost 2-1 at Glanford Park in the First Round last November and now return to Scunthorpe in the League with the cup result still hurting.

Brewers manager Nigel Clough said: “Despite having the vast majority of the game, we conceded two very poor goals and got knocked out.

“It’s one of these you remember for quite a while. You don’t really get over them, they niggle at you when you think back over the season so it would be nice to get the three points there tomorrow.

“They will be fighting and scraping for every point because it is all so close down there and so many teams are involved in the relegation battle. I think it will go right down to the wire. It looks like being one of those last days of the season where there are so many permutations as to what happens.

“I’m just pleased that our recent good run of form means that we aren’t involved in it.”

The Brewers are brimming with confidence after earning a point at high-flying Sunderland on Tuesday and Clough is delighted with the team’s recent form.

He said: “We look like a good all-round team. We are defending well and restricting the opposition to a few chances and we look dangerous ourselves. Players are chipping in with goals from everywhere. We would have loved to have started the season like that, but it doesn’t always work that way.

“We want to keep playing the way we are because hopefully next season, when we are challenging, we don’t want to tense up and get nervous but continue to relax.”


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