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CLOUGH SAYS BREWERS HAVE IMPROVED SINCE FIRST GAME WITH ACCRINGTON

22 March 2019

NIGEL Clough says the Brewers have learnt the lessons of letting points slip with defensive errors - like they did in this season’s first encounter with Accrington.

Stanley are the visitors to the Pirelli Stadium tomorrow (kick off 3pm) and Clough will be looking to add three points to the draw at the Wham Stadium last September.

The Brewers seemed to be heading for all three points in the autumn but were pegged back by a penalty in the closing stages.

The Brewers manager said: “We have improved in that area. The experience of Colin Daniel coming in at left back has helped and the centre halves are not making the mistakes they were at the start of the season.

“We are still not sure if it was a penalty or not, but we shouldn’t have made the challenge and at 1-0 up it was three points away from home that were there to be taken and it was two dropped in the end. It’s one of those games we can look back on as why we aren’t in the top six.”

The Brewers have been locking horns with John Coleman and Accrington since the old Unibond League days with both clubs enjoying a rise from non-league to League One.

Clough said: “There is mutual respect there for what the clubs have achieved. We have been down there and know hard it is in the Conference and Northern Premier League and know how difficult it is to get out and win those leagues.”

Former Brewer Billy Kee will also be returning to the Pirelli Stadium tomorrow leading the Accrington attack.

Clough said: “He is a goalscorer and did particularly well for the club a few years back and he will get a warm welcome from the crowd and rightly so. I just hope we can keep him quiet.”


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