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MANAGER'S VERDICT: ROTHERHAM

17 August 2019

NIGEL Clough says his team just need a break at home after suffering a second consecutive 1-0 defeat at the Pirelli Stadium.

It was deja vu for the Brewers who lost to Ipswich by a deflected shot and to Rotherham by a goal that went in off keeper Kieran O'Hara.

Albion hit the woodwork in the first minute and the last and looked to have had a clear cut penalty after Scott Fraser was upended in the box only for the referee to wave play on.

The Brewers manager said: "We have not done too much wrong in the whole game against one of the top teams in the division and all we need is a break at the moment and if we don't get that penalty given I can't see us getting one all season.

"We have had enough chances to win the game today as well. Liam Boyce is half a yard from scoring with a  header; Nathan Broadhead would have scored if his shot was half an inch lower and David Templeton rattled the crossbar at the end.

"Rotherham are a big tough, physical side but we dealt with the set plays brilliantly. They had a couple of chances on the break but not much more than that."

Albion's luck was also out with the goal.

Clough said: "Kieran has got a toe on it, it has hit the post come back and hit him in the face and gone in. When you look at the deflection we conceded against Ipswich and now this again we have been very hard done to at home.

"The only thing we can do is go and win on the road and take it out on Shrewsbury and Oxford.

"The four performances we have had so far have been very encouraging we just need a break at home."


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