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CLOUGH WANTS TO KEEP THE MOMENTUM GOING AT PORTSMOUTH

16 September 2019

NIGEL Clough is hoping to keep the Brewers momentum going at Portsmouth tomorrow night (kick off 7.45pm)

Albion extended their unbeaten run to six games with a 0-0 draw a home to top of the table Coventry City on Saturday and now travel to Fratton Park, where Pompey will be eager to get back to League One action for the first time since  August 31.

The Brewers manager said: “There will be 18,000 there and they will up for it after a couple of weeks without a League One game. They might be a bit rusty which is why it was important for them to get a Leasing.com Trophy game in on Saturday, but they also might be chomping at the bit as they can’t wait to get back to it and with us having a hard game on Saturday we will have to be wary of that early on.

“I also think, whatever start they have had, Portsmouth, like Coventry will be promotion contenders.

“For us, it’s about momentum now going to Portsmouth and then on to Tranmere and Bournemouth.

“We want to keep the level of performance up, play like we did against Coventry and hopefully we will get a break.”

The Brewers will have to wait on news of Liam Boyce who came off with a tight hamstring on Saturday and Scott Fraser who suffered a dead leg.

But Colin Daniel and Nathan Broadhead (a second half sub against Coventry) will be back in contention.

Clough said: “Scotty’s dead leg got tighter and tighter the longer the game went on but hopefully he will be OK and we will have to be careful with Liam and his hamstring.”

 


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