Nigel Clough believes Burton better equipped for bigger teams

Nigel Clough was not impressed with his side this weekend as they slipped to defeat at Wycombe.

The sides were Championship and League Two last season, but they’re on a level playing field and Gareth Ainsworth’s side grabbed the win to move away from the bottom four.

Asked if he was concerned by Burton’s results against teams at the bottom end of League One, Clough told Derbyshire Live: “No, because I think we are better equipped to deal with the better teams.

“We talked about it earlier this season, I think we are better equipped with them still from the Championship, the way certain teams play. But we give everybody a lift, don’t we?”

“It was Oxford United’s first win, Wycombe’s first home win on Saturday, Bradford City had hardly won a game. It’s a message to most other teams – if you want to get off the mark and get going, get us in town.”

Burton are 18th in the division, below Wycombe and just one point outside the relegation zone, leaving Clough with an uphill battle to lift them ahead of the visit of Bristol Rovers this weekend.

Our View

It was always going to be tough for Burton, but we expected more than they’ve shown. Away from home they’ve been utterly abysmal, picking up one point and conceding ten goals.

There’s a lot of work to do to keep them out of successive relegation battles, if they’re not already in one of course.

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