Date: 17th February 2018 at 6:08pm
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Following today’s clash between Burton Albion and Nottingham Forest, here are the instant reactions from both managers.

Burton Albion hosted Nottingham Forest at the Pirelli Stadium for a 3pm kick off on Saturday February 17, with both sides playing out a goalless draw.

Burton’s winless home run now stretches to 12 games, but they will feel they should’ve made more of Forest being reduced to ten men when Eric Lichaj had a rush of blood and saw red 30 minutes into the game, but a strong rearguard effort from Forest saw them travel home with a point, despite the home sides control of the game.

Teams:

Burton:

Bywater, Akins, Naylor, McFadzean, Brayford (Sbarra 59), Davenport, Samuelsen, Allen (Boyce 69), Akpan (Murphy 90+1), Dyer, Bent.

Substitutes:

McCrory, Buxton, Campbell, Barker.

Nottm Forest:

Pantilimon, Darikwa, Pereira Figueiredo, Fox, Lichaj, Watson, Colback, Cash, Tomlin (Dowell 89), Lolley (Osborn 32), Brereton (Murphy 62).

Substitutes:

Guedioura, Bridcutt, Bouchalakis, Kapino.

Speaking to the BBC’s cameras a short time after match day referee Andy Davies blew the final whistle, Burton manager Nigel Clough explained.

‘It’s a highly unusual situation for us to have the majority of the possession and dominate the game the way we did. Then you need a little bit of quality, a cross or a finish or something, and that’s what we have been lacking all season. We had four or five very good situations today and we just needed one to go in. But there were good performances and play, and if you compare it to how we were against Reading then it looks a completely different team.’

Forest manager Aitor Karanka in his comparative interview explained.

‘It’s been an amazing performance for me; I’m really proud of the players. It’s been difficult. Everybody needed a performance today. I don’t think that was a red card. It’s not our day to complain. It’s our day to look forward, though, because I’m proud. Ben Watson is the player who is going to wear the armband, but I want five or six captains in the changing room.’

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