Clough is determined to shatter former club Forest's Cup dream
Nigel Clough has urged his Burton players to focus on the prize dangling before them as he attempts to ruin former club Nottingham Forest's Carabao Cup hopes.
Clough, whose father Brian twice guided Forest to European Cup glory, made more than 400 appearances for the club as a player, but is intent on denying them a place in the League Cup quarter-finals when they head for the Pirelli Stadium this evening.
He said: "The last-16 of the Carabao Cup is a big, big tie and we have twice European champions coming to town. They are very strong and I think it will be a tight affair because of the prize. The last-eight of a major competition is a massive prize and Forest will not rule out going to the final. If they get past us and get a kind draw, anything can happen."
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has warned his players not to get ahead of themselves as they entertain Championship Norwich four days before welcoming Manchester United to the Vitality Stadium. He said: "They're a dangerous team, one of the form teams in the country, so we know how hard it will be."