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Laws honoured to play under Brian Clough

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By Bryan Waters

Wednesday 11 April 2012

Brian Laws has spoken of his honour to play under legendary manager Brian Clough and revealed that the former Nottingham Forest boss had never seen Laws play when he signed him.

Laws was signed by Clough from Middlesbrough in 1988 and made nearly 150 appearances as a right back for Forest, scoring four goals before he left in 1994. The 51 year old won the League Cup twice with Forest and was delighted with his time under Clough, who many consider as the greatest English manager of all-time. Laws described Clough’s coaching style as ‘special, unique, a one-off’ and Clough’s influence helped Laws go into a career in management.

The former Burnley boss said: “It was a very special time and I considered myself very honoured to play for Brian Clough. It was a unique experience, every day was a different day and an enjoyable one. I was very fortunate to be in the position that I had spent a long time with him, so I must have been doing the right thing for me to continue still working with him.”

Clough did not see Laws play before he signed him and took the recommendation of assistant manager Ronnie Fenton. Laws told the story about how Clough said that if the right-back had been a disaster, Fenton would have taken the blame. Laws turned out to be rated as the second best right-back in Forest history behind Viv Anderson and Clough took the credit for the signing.

For more insight from Brian Laws and other leading managers plus exclusive Barclays Premier League highlights go to www.yahoo.co.uk/sport

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