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Wildig: “Hard graft has paid off”

16 December 2012

Aaron pleased with important win for Town

By Matt Johnson

A first start in six for midfielder Aaron Wildig ended in victory as Town triumphed 2-1 over fellow strugglers Carlisle at the Greenhous Meadow.

Goals from Jon Taylor and Paul Parry either side of a Liam Noble strike for the visitors sealed the victory, with Wildig helping to secure the central midfield stomping ground in his first start since the 2-1 reverse at Bournemouth in early November.

“It’s obviously good to get the win, but I don’t think it was our best performance as a side this season,” said Wildig. “We put in a lot of hard graft over the weekend that we had off and that has paid off.

“I think I did alright in spells during the second half but I think I could’ve done better with the goal with the lad running at me in the centre of the park. It’s difficult coming back into the team when you haven’t been involved for six or so games, but I’ve come in and worked hard and contributed to a team win.”

In a nervous and edgy ‘relegation six-pointer’ it came as no surprise that the spectacle on offer wasn’t particularly pleasing on the eye, but Wildig insisted that grinding out the three points was the main order of the day.

“It wasn’t the best game to play in to be fair. Especially late on we just seemed to be digging in and getting the ball clear, but it was just coming back at us. But in football you get games like that where you’ve just got to get down, grind your teeth and get through it and make sure you come out with the result.”

The result at the Greenhous Meadow has seen Town leapfrog Portsmouth to move out of the relegation zone, but Wildig stressed that in order to stay there, they have to start taking home form into away matches.

“I don’t think that many of the lads actually look at the table. We’re all concentrating on winning the next game, but I think for the fans who will look at it more it’s a big boost and I think at this point we just trying to take each game as it comes to try and get maximum points.

“The points difference between being at home and away is drastic to be fair. We need to improve away and that’s a point that the gaffer keeps telling us, but definitely here at the Meadow we feel like we are a match for anyone.”

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