The right-back is thankful to Nigel Clough for rescuing him from Cardiff, where owner Vincent Tan dismissed him as one of Malky Mackay's bad buys.
That accusation hurt Brayford and he is annoyed that Mackay never gave him even a minute's action in the Premier League after signing him from Derby for £1.5million last summer.
"How can he say that when I never got a chance?" he said. "I can play at that level, but I wasn't given the opportunity."
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