Derby boss Nigel Clough believes the lack of firepower was a major factor in the 0-0 draw with Brighton at Pride Park
Derby boss Nigel Clough believes the lack of firepower was a major factor in the 0-0 draw with Brighton.
Last Updated: 06/10/12 7:28pm
There were few chances at Pride Park as Derby were without top scorer Jamie Ward and Albion lost the services of Craig Mackail-Smith.
"The two leading scorers were not on the pitch today and I would say that contributed to the 0-0 without a doubt," Clough said.
"In games like that when they are so tight you need someone to do something a bit special occasionally and get you a goal from nothing and maybe there's wasn't that player on the pitch to do that today.
"You are never overly satisfied with a point at home and a 0-0 but in the context of the week we've had and the side we were up against I thought it was a very good point."
Clough was delighted with goalkeeper Adam Legzdins who replaced the injured Frank Fielding and made a vital save near the end.
"There was no hesitation at all bringing Adam in, he's an excellent number two and he's been pushing Frank all the way," added Clough.