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Gaffer demands positive response

19 November 2013

Nigel Clough says a hard week's work on the training pitch is the only way to respond to Saturday's disappointing defeat to Gillingham.

The Gaffer remarked: "Losing at home hurts, especially when you have contributed massively to your own downfall.

"At the other end we didn't succeed in getting enough quality balls into the strikers, especially from wide areas, so that is something else to address.

"We now have to work on the mentality of the players first and foremost, because if you can't score early on it is imperative, more so at home than away, that you don't concede because it gives the opposition a massive confidence boost."

Looking for positives from the weekend, Clough continued: "We think there is the making of a partnership between Chris (Porter) and Shaun (Miller), although Lyle (Taylor) looked dangerous and proved to be a real handful when he came on.

"In Chris we see and honest, hardworking striker who is capable of getting goals, he has got two in two now since coming back from Chesterfield.

"Chris is a good hold up player and Shaun (Miller) plays well off his flicks so we are pleased with what we are seeing at the moment.

"Jose (Baxter) made a positive contribution from the bench and he is another player who we want to give more game time too in the weeks ahead."

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