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MANAGER'S VERDICT: SALFORD

9 November 2019

NIGEL Clough was happy to be in the hat for the Second Round after a 1-1 draw saw the Brewers earn an FA Cup replay at Salford.

Scott Fraser looked like he might have won it for Albion but a screamer from Richie Towell pulled Salford level.

Clough said: “It was a brilliant finish at a time when we were one nil up and controlling the game so we are a bit disappointed from that point of view, but we are in the hat and that’s the important thing.

“It was a day for upsets when you look at the conditions and it’s a game Salford would have relished but I thought we dealt with that, especially in the second half.

“The first half there was not much in it and they made it difficult for us and put the ball into good areas. The pitch is sloping, it’s cold, wet and windy and all of those things play into their hands but the second half I thought that right from the kick-off we controlled it, got forward and created chances. We should have scored more than one and had two wonderful opportunities through Ryan Edwards and Liam Boyce and if they had gone in, we would have gone through.

“We were pressing for that second goal, but it didn’t come and then they get a wonder strike.

“But we have a replay now and it’s good to be in the draw and to bring them back home.

“We have quite a few games to fit in and this adds to the congestion we have got but we will sit down next week and try and work it all out.”

Clough also praised the travelling Brewers fans.

“Our support was magnificent today, more than 650, and hopefully they are looking forward to the replay.”


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