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MANAGER'S VERDICT: PETERBOROUGH (H)

29 February 2020

NIGEL Clough thought his team got better as the game wore on and might have edged it against Peterborough in the last 20 minutes.

The Brewers though had to settle for a point after John Brayford equalised a Mo Eisa strike.

The Albion manager said: “It was a keenly contested game. They certainly had the better of it in the first half. We made a mistake with the formation by going the same way as last week but changed it around after half an hour and looked better from then on.

“We had to defend well in the first half, as they had the majority of the play and the ball without creating too many clear cut chances. It was difficult conditions to create stuff today for both teams even though we both tried to get it down and play.

“Then we started the second half well but make a mistake and have to go chasing the game. That’s the only thing that’s holding us back really. We know we are capable of scoring goals we just have to stop making defensive mistakes.

“We said to the players at half time that one might be enough today. If we hadn’t have made that mistake our goal would have been enough and it was a brilliant header from John Brayford. He likes going up for corners. We don’t always let him go but he likes getting in there and it was a good goal from him.

“We are better now at corners with Joe Powell and Oliver Sarkic as they have a good delivery which helps.

“We got better as the game wore on and in the last half an hour or so I thought we played very well. We tried to make positive substitutions to try and win the game. We bought Reece Hutchinson on as we thought he would get forward more than Colin Daniel and then bringing Scott Fraser and Nathan Broadhead on was about them trying to get a goal and win us the game. Scotty has very nearly done it and then Jamie Murphy is not far away with almost the last kick of the game. I thought if anyone was going to win it in the last 20 minutes it was us.

“The rest of the season is about trying to win every game and we were very close to doing it today.”


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