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Burton boss explains how his side stopped Millwall

NIGEL Clough believes Millwall have “got enough” to survive in the Championship this season.  

Millwall’s 1-0 defeat to Clough’s Burton on Saturday leaves them 19th in the table, five points above the relegation zone.

Burton are fourth last, a place below where they finished last season in their first-ever campaign in the second tier.

The Brewers were the first side to stop Millwall scoring at home this season, and Clough explained how his side counteracted the Lions’ strengths.

“We said to the back four if you deal with [Steve] Morison and [Lee] Gregory then you’ve got a chance of winning the game,” Clough said.

“I thought generally speaking they did that. I thought when Morison goes off you’re always relieved. But Gregory and [Tom] Elliott are still a handful.

“The quick lad [Fred Onyedinma] comes on and they have a lot of threats throughout the team. You have to match them in the aerial duels and physically first of all to stand any chance at all.

“I think they will survive, I think they’ll stay up with their form here. Someone went to the first game of the season at Forest and they came back and said Millwall should have been 3-0 up in the first 10 minutes and should have won the game 5-0.

“I think they’ve got enough to stay in the league. There are a few worse teams – including us – than them.”

John Kelly

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