LEAGUE One leaders Burton are back on TV tomorrow night – and boss Nigel Clough is not looking forward to it.
Saturday afternoon’s TV audience wouldn’t have liked this draw with Oldham and Clough admitted he was deeply disappointed.
Now Burton are the stars of the show again at Millwall – and you know what they can do to prima donnas.
Relegation-worried Oldham controlled most of the game but didn’t have the goal-scoring power to hit Burton where it hurt as they start to close in on promotion to the Championship.
“I’m very disappointed with the performance and our energy levels,” Clough said.
“It was nowhere near where we normally are for some reason, but it’s still a good clean sheet and a good point in the circumstances.
“Another point on the board. Another one that somebody’s got to get to catch us.
“Millwall is still one of the most daunting places to go. I think we will have a bit more energy than we had here though.
“And we are on TV again. I’m not sure if that’s a good omen. We haven’t played well when we have been on.”
Burton were slow to make an impact with Oldham having surprisingly more ideas and confidence.
They took the game to the Brewers, looking at how they would deal with the growing pressure of being favourites for promotion as the season closes to its finale.
Initially it was all about how Burton coped with Oldham’s possession of the game. They were helped by the fact that although the Latics looked competent in their build up, the finished product wasn’t there.
Burton weren’t made to worry too much as free-kicks were hit high and crosses failed to find a target as the Oldham storm died.
The first really dangerous moment belonged to Burton in the 25th minute when Lucas Akins got through Oldham’s defence, including leaving goalkeeper Joel Coleman behind him, but saw his shot cleared from the line.
Lanky centre-half Tom Flanagan was the next to have a go nine min-
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