NIGEL Clough says his Brewers team won’t be taking Morecambe lightly in the Carabao Cup Second Round tomorrow (kick off 7.45pm).
The Brewers manager says that his players know from last year’s cup run to the semi finals what if feels like to be the underdogs. Albion beat Burnley, Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough on the way to a semi-final against Manchester City - defying the odds every time.
Clough said: “We were the giant killers a number of times last season so we know how it feels and know the incentives and how teams can raise it 10 per cent when they play a club from a higher division.
“Morecambe will be well up for it and will fancy their chances of getting a result."
Albion regularly came across Morecambe in Clough’s first spell in charge of the Brewers, when the clubs were non-league sides.
Clough said: “Morecambe were the team when we first got into the Conference that we looked to emulate. They had Jim Harvey as the manager and some top Conference players and were a very good team. We took a couple of hidings and it was a turning point when we started matching them and knew we were improving as a team.
“They were the kind of club we aspired to be.”
Clough says it will be the strongest team possible tomorrow and will wait on news of Nathan Broadhead who missed the Shrewsbury game on Saturday with a hip injury.
“It will be as full a side as we can. Nobody will be rested unless they have a knock.
“We will be using last season to remind the players what can be achieved in the competition but unless we get by Morecambe then none of these glamour ties can happen.”