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25 October 2019

NIGEL Clough is looking forward to facing Blackpool in an "extremely tough test" at the Pirelli Stadium tomorrow (kick off 3pm).

The Brewers are looking to record back-to-back home wins, following the midweek victory over AFC Wimbledon at the Pirelli, and manager Clough said the camp is feeling more positive following that 1-0 win courtesy of a David Templeton goal.

“Certainly more upbeat than it was after Fleetwood," said Clough. "With the run of three home games we’ve got now, it was good to win the first one and we’re looking forward to Blackpool.

“It’s an opportunity to get back-to-back wins, which you don’t get very often in this league, and that’s what we’re looking to do.”

The Brewers sit in 13th position in the league table following that Wimbledon win and are set on pushing forward.

Clough said: “The league games are more important (and) we’ve got a couple of games in hand already. We’re in a reasonable position.

“With the games in hand, we’ve got to make sure we win them whenever we get them fitted in, but I think we’re in a reasonable position at the moment, but you need to win your home games.”

The Brewers have learned defensive lessons from last weekend's defeat at Fleetwood - but Clough says that so far this season, they have been defending well and is looking to take that into a tough tie tomorrow.

Brewers boss said: “When you look at the Bournemouth clean sheet and at MK Dons and the clean sheet against Wimbledon, generally we’ve been defending okay.

"Blackpool are a good team, a big club with a good manager so we’re just expecting an extremely tough game. (They have) good players and are a big threat from set plays, as Wimbledon were the other night.

"We’re going to have to deal with that and hopefully get the ball down and play.”   

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