All posts tagged with: Nigel Clough

Burton v Wigan: more quality needed

These are two hardworking teams who are lacking a degree of quality in attacking areas. Burton are creating chance after chance but remain guilty of wasteful finishing while Wigan need to inject some flair into their midfield. Fans believe Sam Morsy’s return from his loan spell at Barnsley could solve that issue, a feeling that has grown after… Read more →

QPR v Derby: Rams impressing

Steve McClaren began the 13/14 campaign as a coach under Harry Redknapp at QPR. He played a big part in the team’s early season organization and run of 1-0 victories. Following Nigel Clough’s sacking at Derby County however, McClaren took the job at Pride Park. His Rams side then became the best team in the… Read more →

Burton v Cardiff: should Beavon start?

There might only be two points separating 23rd place Cardiff City and 18th place Burton Albion, but the moods in both camps are very different. Cardiff finished 8th last term and while expectations were not particularly high in pre-season, they would have hoped to be in the top half. Most pundits wrote Burton off as relegation… Read more →

Derby v Blackburn: neglecting the youth

A few years ago, Derby and Blackburn were both clubs that gave youth a chance. Steve McClaren built on Nigel Clough’s good work with Derby’s academy while Gary Bowyer had been an internal appointment at Blackburn. Both teams seemed to benefit from having lots of young, eager players around the squad. Things have gradually changed.… Read more →

Battling Burton beat sluggish Rams

Jackson Irvine’s first half header gave Burton Albion a 1-0 win in their first ever league game against Derby County. The local visitors had by far the more expensively-assembled squad, but their players showed a lack of bravery and desire, qualities shown in abundance from the hosts. Early on, Burton allowed Jason Shackell and Richard… Read more →