Burton will fight all the way – Clough
Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough insists that his men will not give up on their Championship survival fight.
The second-bottom Brewers lost 2-0 at Sheffield United last night and saw their gap to safety grow to three points.
Aftder Enda Stevens and David Brooks did the damage for the Blades, Clough said: “We played well, created chances and missed chances.
“We gave a poor goal away. In the key moments, in both penalty areas, they were better than us.
“They have the players who will punish you.
“All the chances we created came from good play. We can set them up but the one thing we can’t do is put the ball in the net. That’s the difference between the two teams.
“Darren Bent had a header at the far post at onenil and Marvin (Sordell) is adamant he was fouled when the corner came in. He thought his shirt was pulled so we’ll look at that. “We’re just hanging in there and hoping to be in with a shout in the last few games of the season. We’ll keep battling and we’ll keep playing.” United manager Chris Wilder was pleased to see his side boost their play-off bid, moving two points behind sixth-top Middlesbrough,
Wilder said: “It was a tough game. It was important that we got the first goal, but they were always in the game.
“We struggled to break them down and find the killer pass. Credit to the opposition because they were stubborn.
“They’ll take points off people between now and the end of the season. I wouldn’t be surprised if they g stay up because of the pressure on other clubs around them.”
Burton boss Nigel Clough.