NIGEL Clough says that he challenged his players to reel off three wins in a row before enjoying a short break and wants them to complete the job at Crewe tomorrow in the Leasing.com Trophy.
With the Brewers League One game at Sunderland on Saturday postponed due to international call ups, the Albion manager asked his players to beat Morecambe, Bristol Rovers and Crewe in a week leading up to the unplanned break.
Having now notched up two victories (a 4-0 win over Morecambe and a 2-0 success against Bristol) he hopes they can complete the job despite the two games so far having cost Colin Daniel (hamstring), Jake Buxton (ribs) and Liam Boyce (hamstring).
Clough said: "I’m not sure what team we can put out at Crewe, but we want to win the game. We played so well in the competition last year and didn’t get a win somehow. But it got us playing in a pattern that we then continued after Christmas. We are in our pattern now this season, we want to win another game and we will put anyone out there who is fit.
“People like Richard Nartey, Joe Sbarra and Reece Hutchinson need a game and now through the injuries we have got they might naturally get one. Everybody who is fit will have to play tomorrow and we want to be as strong as we can.
“Before the game last Tuesday, we set the lads a target of three wins in a week. They have the first two and even though Crewe are absolutely flying we want to win it. I can’t stress that enough. We aren’t going there for fitness or a practice match we want to win the game.”