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MANAGER'S VERDICT: BARNSLEY

19 February 2019

NIGEL Clough was "absolutely delighted" with another clean sheet and a point at high-flying Barnsley after the 0-0 draw.

The Brewers manager said: "It was an excellent performance. We started very positively and we talk about a team here on a long unbeaten run, free scoring and everything and we have restricted them to very few chances.  We also had more than enough opportunities to go on and nick one ourselves.

"The back four defended brilliantly. Brad Collins has had one shot to save from Cauley Woodrow in the first half but other than that not a lot.

"In the second half we broke three on one and Kieran Wallace should have squared it to Jamie Allen and didn't see him and we have had a very good shout for a penalty on Liam Boyce as well.

"That's three out of four clean sheets and the only one we have conceded is a scruffy one at Shrewsbury on Saturday. We have defended very well in the four games.

"In the first half of the season we didn't keep anywhere near enough clean sheets and you need that foundation to go on and win games and we could easily have done that tonight.

"You can see the massive step up in opposition as well. No disrespect but when you play Wimbledon and Shrewsbury and come to the top of the league there is a step up in the tempo and quality Barnsley have.

"Also, our supporters tonight were brilliant again. We heard them at the back of the tunnel even before we came out and I think they appreciated the performance tonight."


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