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5 August 2019

NIGEL Clough is happy with his squad and the players he has brought in to boost numbers and is glad to have a week to help the new faces settle in.

Albion brought in Oliver Sarkic and Nathan Broadhead at the end of last week and both will now have chance to train for a week with their new team-mates before the Brewers travel to Gillingham on Saturday.

Clough said: “We are pleased with the squad and it has a nice balance and we won’t be bringing anyone else in unless somebody leaves, and we are hoping that won’t be the case.”

The Brewers lost a tight game to a deflected goal against a strong Ipswich side on Saturday and Clough says it’s not going to get any easier in August.

“We have a very tough start with two of the three relegated sides in our opening two home games and Gillingham is one of the hardest places to go in League One. On paper, and in reality, it is a tough start for us.

“But we have a week until we play again, and everyone will have a good week’s training with us now.

“Marcus Harness created things for us with his movement and pace and I think we saw enough in 20  minutes from Nathan Broadhead to suggest he can do the same.

“And Oliver Sarkic will be getting up to speed. He showed some nice touches when he came on.

“We liked our shape and attacking momentum against Ipswich we were just up against a good team and we needed a break and didn’t get one.

“I hope our luck turns against Gillingham and it’s very important that we don’t get disheartened by what happened on Saturday. It’s one game, we played well, lost to a deflection but there were a lot of good things.”

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