Bur­ton will fight all the way – Clough

Sunderland Echo - - Football -

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.

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