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CLOUGH EXPECTS AN ATTRACTIVE GAME AGAINST PROMOTION-CHASING SKY BLUES

12 September 2019

NIGEL Clough expects Coventry City to be in the shake-up for promotion this season and is anticipating a stiff test for his Brewers team when the Sky Blues arrive at the Pirelli Stadium on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

The visitors are second in the League One table and have only been beaten once this season – by Premier League Watford in the Carabao Cup.

But Albion are also in a rich vein of form – going into the fixture on the back of a five-match unbeaten run and Clough is expecting an attractive game between two teams who like to play good football.

He said: “Coventry are as confident as any team in the league at the moment. They have had some great comebacks as well - they were 3-1 down to Portsmouth and went down to nine men and still got a point. They have a lot of good players and they are knocking the ball about with a lot of energy.

“They will be there or thereabouts at the end of the season. They weren’t too far off last season and have added some good signings since. They have got off to a good start and once you get up there you have a good chance of staying up there.

“Mark Robins was a player here at Burton for us a good few years ago now in the Eton Park days. He has done well at Coventry and got them promoted, and they are one of these clubs who will be looking to push on again.”

But Clough says the Brewers are also confident and playing well.

He said: “We are on an unbeaten run and want to keep it going. There will be a good atmosphere on Saturday, and I think if we can get our players on the pitch it will be a good football match.”

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