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ALL-ROUND TEAM PERFORMANCE SECURED CUP UPSET SAYS CLOUGH

26 September 2019

NIGEL Clough has hailed a brilliant team effort that enabled the Brewers to see off Premier League Bournemouth in the Third Round of the Carabao Cup

The Brewers manager said “It was an all-round performance and although they hit the post at the end, I can’t remember too many times they troubled us.

“Kieran O’Hara had to come out and tidy up a couple of times but not much more than that.

“I think a little bit of frustration showed after Tranmere and in good professionals that comes out in the right way and you saw the hunger and desire last night.”

The players had to come off three times due to power cuts affecting the Burton area during the game.

Clough said: “I think even without the drama of the floodlights it would have been a memorable night and performance. It certainly did add to the theatre of it.

“But Bournemouth were brilliant and like us just wanted to get back on. It was a long night for everyone.”

Ultimately, the manager thought his team thoroughly deserved the 2-0 win.

“We were good in every department. It was Oliver Sarkic’s best game so far for us; Liam Boyce was excellent and the two centre halves. You don’t get these results unless everyone is on it and I thought they all were.

“The closing down and energy from Scott Fraser and Ryan Edwards was excellent and Jake Buxton in the dressing room afterwards said that was as good as has seen us since he came back.”

 

 

 


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