Cardiff signing Brayford: I owe it all to Clough

Cardiff City signing John Brayford says he owes his Premier League move to Derby County boss Nigel Clough.

It was Clough who launched 25-year-old Brayford’s career during his time in charge at Burton Albion.

He signed him for a second time, this time from Crewe, and took him to Pride Park. By then, Brayford was one of the hottest properties in the lower leagues.

Brayford said: “I’ve known Nigel for a fair few years now and wherever I’ve gone, he’s always wished me the best.

“He has nurtured me through my career. He was the one who gave me a chance at Burton and I suppose my career has flourished from there.

“He knows the way I play and has kept me level-headed.

“I just tried to impress him game by game. He has pushed me on to this.”

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