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MANAGER'S VERDICT: BRADFORD

26 January 2019

NIGEL Clough praised the effort of his players after the Brewers earned a 1-1 draw against Bradford.

The Albion manager said: "It was an unbelievably hard game on the back of the hard week that we have had and the effort the players have put in over the last three games has been staggering.

"We could have won it today and we could have lost it. After we had gone ahead on the stroke of half-time I thought we were going to hang on despite a little bit of pressure from Bradford. It's just that ball bobbling about in the box that seems to be falling for the opposition not for us.

"We have hit the woodwork five times in the last two home games and we are mising out on that little bit of luck that might have got us three points today.

"Their keeper made a great save but if we go 2-0 up just after half-time I think we go on and win it. He just seemed to wave a hand at Scott Fraser's shot and it's hit his fingertips and gone onto the bar.

"It was scrap today and Bradford came, had a go and put us under pressure and we dealt with it brilliantly. It was end-to-end at times and either side could have won it.

"We tried to be positive with our substitutions and brought on players who could win us the game. Marcus Harness looked lively again when he came on in the second half.

"If things are going your way one goes in and you win the game. That's what it is today just a matter of inches. But the players couldn't do anymore than they have done this week - they have given absolutely everything."


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