Football

Manager Nigel Clough has returned to the Championship with Burton Albion's promotion and tonight the Brewers take on Derby County, a club Clough previously coached, as, famously, did his father Brian

Manager Nigel Clough has returned to the Championship with Burton Albion’s promotion and tonight the Brewers take on Derby County (kick-off 7.45pm), a club Clough previously coached, as, famously, did his father Brian.

This is a tough slog of a division, as Albion learned in their first match of the season when they were beaten 4-3 by Nottingham Forest (also formerly managed by Brian Clough), but they’ve signed players who understand the rigours of the league – Lee Williamson from Blackburn and Lloyd Dyer from Burnley.

And with Clough at the helm, Albion have a very decent chance of positioning themselves as a team on the up.