CLOUGH’S SAME OLD SAME OLD

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NIGEL CLOUGH promised not to rock the boat when he took charge of a Bur­ton side peace­fully sail­ing along at the sum­mit of League Two.

Five games and four wins later, he’s been as good as his word. Of the 11 play­ers used in Jim­myFloyd Has­sel­baink’s fi­nal game, all but two have started each of Clough’s. Same sys­tem, same tac­tics, same re­sults.

It’s canny man­age­ment from one of the most prag­matic men in the busi­ness. And worth re­mem­ber­ing the next time some cock­sure sort turns up promis­ing to “put his own stamp” on a per­fectly good side.

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