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MANAGER'S VERDICT: MK DONS

5 October 2019

NIGEL Clough says it was important to go into a two-week break from league action with three points.

The Brewers won 3-0 at MK Dons thanks to two goals from Liam Boyce and one from Oliver Sarkic and will now have to wait until October 19 until they play in League One again.

The Brewers manager said: “Going into an international break, to get three points and a clean sheet it’s nice to have that under our belts. We only have one criticism, which is that we should have scored more goals.

“Going in at half-time at 1-0 we should have had more from the situations we created. At 2-0 Kieran O’Hara has to make a brilliant save one-on-one, otherwise we might have been facing a test in the last 10 minutes which we shouldn’t have to today.

“We have to start being ruthless and punishing teams. It’s very difficult when you win 3-0 away from home to be critical but we have been wasteful all season because of the number of chances and situations we are creating. We are not finishing a big enough per centage of those. It’s something we will keep working on.

“But it’s lovely that Liam Boyce has got his first league goals of the season today and  that will do him the world of good. Even when you are playing well you still want the goals and now he is off the mark in the league he will go into the international break full of confidence.

“It was also good to see Oliver Sarkic score one and make one and his finish was the pick of the goals today. He does that in training, and we said to him it’s about time he did it in matches. But we are very pleased with his progress and he’s starting to feel at home and an important member of the team.”

With ten games gone in the League One season Clough thinks his squad is in good shape.

“We are five or six points down on where we should be, but I think it has been promising. Today with no Quinn, Brayford and Buxton we are still playing to a certain standard and I think there is more to come.”


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