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A Better Team Performance - Slade

A delighted Town boss hails the victory in the wet at Stanley.

13 September 2017

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Town boss Russell Slade was delighted with his players in the 2-1 victory at Accrington Stanley and is now looking for some consistency from his side.

Speaking after the game, he said: ''I was especially pleased with the first half.

''I thought we deserved to go in in front in the first period and we just didn't quite see it out till half time and Accrington pegged us back, which they can do because they're a strong side at home and are capable of doing that

''But we looked very solid, very organised, looked a threat as well going forward for the away team and I was happy enough with the first half performance.

''Second half, they had an opportunity in all fairness to get square but we managed to go down the other end minutes later and go 2-1 up and from there, we've had to dig in it and show that will to win and determination to determination to get the three points.

On better individual performances

''I thought Sam Jones and Matt were excellent. They were a problem all night for the two centre backs of Accrington and Wooly (Martyn Woolford) as well is getting fitter and stronger in that left hand pocket and deserved that goal he got tonight.

''It's nice to be able to go round the team and say that was a better performance.

''We're still a work in progress and a long way from where we need to be but we've set ourselves up where if we can get a really important win on Saturday, we've all of a sudden taken three wins from four.

''It would be nice to do that home too.''

On the 295 travelling Town fans

 ''They must be saturated but they've not stopped vocally- they've been singing away all night in front of the pouring down rain on a difficult surface all night for both teams and both sets of players.

''But our fans kept going and credit to them on a cold Tuesday night, a windy rainy night.

''They've seen a win and at least we've sent them home happy. '' 

On what he wants to see now

''You've got to look forward to all the games and the important thing is in general play is to improve on what we're trying to do and for the players to get used to each other that bit more and develop partnerships on the pitch that bit more.

 ''We can then hopefully gain some more momentum ad confidence from that.''

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