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Ex-Sheffield Utd boss Clough delighted for Maguire over World Cup success

Burton Albion boss Nigel Clough is delighted for Leicester City defender Harry Maguire over his World Cup success.

Clough worked with Maguire when in charge of Sheffield United.

He told the Burton Mail: "The one thing we encouraged him to do was to bring the ball out.

"If you look back, especially some of the cup games against higher-league opposition, he used to bring the ball out and create stuff for us all the time.

"He's a very good lad, and he's a threat in the opposition penalty area - he really wants to go and head it in the opposition penalty area.

"Going back, he got us a goal against Fulham, he actually made it in the 120th minute in the FA Cup run in our first season (at Sheffield United).

"We were actually bottom of the league at the time, we went to Fulham for a replay on the Tuesday night, it was 120 minutes, we got a corner, he won it and headed it across, and Shaun Miller headed it in from a yard.

"He was instrumental in that and getting us going."

Clough added: "You know they're good, and then it's just how far they can go.

"But I think Harry's dedication and things like that, his attitude was always spot on, and he wanted to win.

"He's a quiet lad, but he wanted to win."

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