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24 September 2019

NIGEL Clough says his team love causing an upset and will revel in their underdog status again as they take on Premier League Bournemouth tomorrow (kick off 7.45pm).

The Brewers beat Premier League Burnley at the Pirelli in the Carbaoa Cup a year ago and are looking to cause another shock in this season’s Third Round tie.

Although Clough believes it will be even tougher against Eddie Howe’s side who are sixth in the top flight, above Manchester United and Spurs.

He said: “No-one talks about Bournemouth in relegation terms anymore; they are an established Premier League side and that’s a massive compliment to what Eddie Howe has done there.

“We have to enjoy being the underdogs and that’s the best feeling you can have, coming out on top when no-one is expecting you to win.

“We are underdogs in the vast majority of the games we play, even in the league, but especially in cup games. Supporters hope to see a good game and they love an upset.

“Beating a bigger, better team with more resources is the incentive.

“You have to have that desire in the players and then it becomes part of the team where there is belief that you can do it. It was a different level playing Manchester City last season but going to Middlesbrough, we felt we could do it and that’s what you need going into these kind of games, that belief.

“We have a six-day gap with no game on Saturday after this and our aim now is to win two cup games in a week. You only get one chance in cup matches and you need to take them.”

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