Graham Turner thrilled with victory and clean sheet
Manager Graham Turner reacted to a "massive win" for his Town side after a hard-fought 1-0 against Notts County at Greenhous Meadow.
Town controlled large parts of the encounter, but it looked to be a frustrating afternoon for Turner until a neat move allowed Adam Reach to drive home the vital goal 17 minutes from time.
"To finish the week with the 3 points and a massive win for us has made it a pleasant afternoon," said Turner.
"It was a bit heart stopping late on with one or two things in and around our area, but I think we should've sealed the game earlier. We had a lot of good opportunities to secure the points.
"There was some good play at times, a lot of very good build up play. Players played with more confidence than they have been doing. But it's at home and we've got a good home record - the players seem to respond well to playing here.
"I think you get three points first and then you look at the defending, the clean sheet and the way we've gone about it. Darren Jones has come back into the side and he had an excellent afternoon, he headed everything."
On a sourer note, Aaron Wildig was stretchered off midway through the first half after a late challenge and it's bad news for the feisty midfielder.
"It looks bad. It looks as though it's going to be months rather than weeks because he's damaged some ligaments. I've had the opportunity to watch the tackle in slow motion - it is a bad tackle. There's no disguising, he caught him knee high and on another day the lad would've been sent off.
"It looks quite bleak for Aaron, which is unfortunate for him and unfortunate for us. The manner in which he's got his injury is appalling and it's left us without Aaron's services for a potential number of months."
Town now have the opportunity to make it three home wins on the bounce when Oldham come to town on Tuesday night after the succesess over Sheffield United and Notts County, and Turner is confident of finding the right formula to get another positive result.
"We had them watched last week when they beat Wolves and looked impressive. We had them watched when they beat Notts County 5-1 in the JPT a few weeks ago, a competition where they turned us over here 4-1, so the players won't need reminding what they're about.
"They're a good side, plenty of movement, but we need to impose our style of play on them. But if we let them play, they're a good side.
"I think with the confidence of today's result we're more than confident of getting a result on Tuesday."
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