Last updated : 06 January 2006 By Editor
Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough has said that his team isn’t going to lose sleep ahead of the cup game at the weekend.

"Am I worried? No. The Burscough game worried us more because we were expected to win and there was so much at stake," said Clough.

"There is not so much at stake against United - it is the occasion. It is a big day and the finances will be there.

"But I do not think we have got too much chance if they bring a proper side down.

"And it is not a game I will be losing sleep over. How can you worry about the likes of Rooney? There is no point."

Meanwhile Burton midfielder Andy Ducros is looking forward to meeting up with Rio Ferdinand after they played for England together as youngsters. He said:

“Even then Rio was a brilliant player. But he was still really down to earth and very popular with all the rest of the lads.

“He was a year younger than me, but even then was close to the West Ham first team and an awesome talent.

“We spent a season together with England, and he wasn’t the easiest to come up against in training. I don’t think I ever got the better of him.

"Even though he was a centre-back, I think they could have played him anywhere and he’d still have been the best player — and it was a strong squad.

“I haven’t spoken to Rio for about nine years, but I’ll be reminding him about those days on Sunday.

“If I get a chance I’ll be trying to get his shirt at the end.”