Nigel Clough is full of praise for Burton Albion's efforts in securing a 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday today - but he felt they left some goals out on the Pirelli Stadium turf.

The Brewers made it three games unbeaten in all competitions heading into the international break thanks to the debut impact of Joe Mason, who came off the bench to score a valuable equaliser with his first touches as an Albion player.

That was after Gary Hooper's first-half equaliser, with Burton hit on the break after creating several gilt-edged chances themselves early on.

Marvin Sordell reacts after another chance gets away for the Brewers against Sheffield Wednesday
Marvin Sordell reacts after another chance gets away for the Brewers against Sheffield Wednesday

Clough's men showed their character to battle back for a point - and the Burton boss knows just what every one of his player's gave for the cause.

But with a few opportunities going begging - Marvin Sordell headed wide from close range and shot straight at Keiren Westwood from a good position - Clough believes that one point might just have been three.

Burton Albion 1 - 1 Sheffield Wednesday - report: Mason's dream debut intervention secures Brewers valuable point

"It's a very well-deserved 1-1 draw," he said.

"On a different day, we'd have won the game.

"We're very pleased with it, the amount of effort we put in again.

"It wasn't lack of effort today, a bit of quality at times and a little bit of mental concentration.

"But there is certainly no lack of physical effort on what is an extremely warm day.

"I thought we made it very uncomfortable for Sheffield Wednesday for the majority of the afternoon.

"Unfortunately, the goal that they got first half came against the run of play, I thought.

Joe Mason celebrates with Matt Palmer
Joe Mason celebrates with Matt Palmer

"I thought we'd had five or six situations - even in the first five minutes, we could've scored two goals.

"And eventually we got our deserved equaliser. But we should've scored more than one today."