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MANAGER'S VERDICT: BRISTOL ROVERS (HOME)

31 August 2019

NIGEL Clough says that he doesn't think the Brewers will get a better win this season than the 2-0 success over Bristol Rovers today.

Albion had to weather heavy pressure from the visitors at the start of the second half but after a resolute performance from the defence and goalkeeper finished strongly and won the game with late strikes from Lucas Akins and Ryan Edwards.

Clough said: "We have most of the league season to go but I don't think we will get a better win than that. We know how tough it was today, throughout the game, but especially through long periods in the second half when they put us under a great deal of pressure but we defended to the man brilliantly.

"Because of the way we defended in that period we earned the chance to go on and get the win in the last 10 minutes.

"We played alright in the first half and I thought we edged it but from the start of the second half the tide turned and we lost Jake Buxton and then Liam Boyce when we were already missing Nathan Broadhead and Colin Daniel - take those players out and it makes it even tougher.

"The character shown by the lads was magnificent.

"They put a lot of corners and free kicks into the box and were always a threat. They have a very good squad and like all League One games it was tough.

"After losing our first two games here against Ipswich and Rotherham rather unfortunately I think we deserved a little bit of luck.

"Lucas has got a goal and an assist today. He's gone up front when Liam has come off and we have got the ball to him in the box and he has turned and put it in. It's a brilliant striker's goal."

The victory did come at a cost for the Brewers.

Clough said: "Liam has done his hamstring. We will get him scanned and will see but I think he will be out for a few weeks.

"With Jake it's his ribs. He's just made a clearance and the lad has bumped into him and anyone who has had a knock in the ribs will tell you how painful that is."

 

 


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