Nigel Clough says his daddy Brian would have already been impressed with Burton Albion’s performance in their Carabao Cup quarterfinal win at Middlesbrough.
After winning advertising to the English Football 23, the goal of jake Hesketh saw the Brewers advancement to a first 10 years.
“I think he would have been proud of our clean sheet and also the away performance that we put in,” he said.
“I think he would have been proud of how we went about it”
Clough senior won the League Cup four times together with Nigel playing front in their wins in 1990 and 1989, as Nottingham Forest director.
“It is funny as when we play all yellow, as we did tonight, Forest achieved it many, many times away from home in an all-yellow strip,” said Clough.
“I would like to think there were a few faculties there – nowhere near as good and at exactly the same level, however the same type of devotion”
Before leaving for Derby County in January 2009, clough first became Burton boss in 1998 and led them by the Southern League into the Seminar Premier – after he left, the Brewers won the Conference title.
In his first spell in charge Burton was guided by him to a 0-0 draw with Manchester United at the FA Cup’s next round before losing the replay at Old Trafford, and also he led into the Championship for the first time at 2015.
But he considers producing the semi-finals of this League Cup could top those achievements all:
“The scale of this achievement is just absolutely shocking for Burton Albion for into the semi finals of a major cup competition,” he told BBC Radio Derby.
“Anyone who’s supported Burton Albion for any period of time at all this will likely be one among the best experiences of their supporting years.
“We’ve had some amazing times in the previous 10 or even 20 years and the growth of this team, however that really is equally as special as something which we’ve had at the moment.”