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CLOUGH SAYS NEW SIGNINGS HAVE LIFTED WHOLE SQUAD

23 January 2020

NIGEL Clough says that three new signings have had a positive impact on his squad as they prepare for a push for a top six finish.

Albion have brought in defender Conor Shaughnessy, midfielder Joe Powell and winger Jamie Murphy and all three will be in contention as Clough prepares his team to take on Accrington  Stanley on Saturday at the Pirelli Stadium (kick off 3pm).

The Brewers manager said: “Everybody has been lifted by the new players. We hope they can come in now and help us put that pressure on the top six.

“We have got a chance to get back in there this week with Accrington and then two difficult away games at Wimbledon and Rotherham.

“We are very pleased to get all three in. They were probably top of our list in all three positions. We are now looking forward to the next 19 games and getting them involved.

"We have made three good additions to the squad and to get a defender, midfielder and attacker in nice and early in the transfer window we think is good business and despite being knocked out of the FA Cup, which financially was a blow to us, it’s important to acknowledge that the Chairman has still allowed us to go and get three new players in."

The Brewers have only lost one league game in the last six – away at Accrington on December 29.

“We didn’t defend well enough on the day and didn’t finish our chances off,” said Clough.

“The FA Cup game apart, the defeat at Accrington was the only disappointment in recent weeks. We should have scored in the first half and been ahead but then conceded a sloppy goal and should have been better on the day.

“They are always an extremely competitive team and we have played them from the Unibond days all the way through and you never have an easy game against Accrington.

“We played well in this home fixture last year and scored some goals and we will need to be in similar sort of form on Saturday.”


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