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22 July 2017

Gaffer's thoughts after home win over Wolves

Town racked up another good win over Championship opposition with a 2-0 victory against Wolves at the Montgomery Waters Meadow.
Goals in the first half from Alex Rodman and Carlton Morris put Town in a good position at the break.
The second half saw Town put in the hard work and performance to get the win and keep a clean sheet.
After the game manager Paul Hurst spoke to the press to give his thoughts on the game.
“We conceded that dubious free-kick at the end and I wondered if it was going to be like last week with the opposition getting a 90th minute goal.
“It was a good workout again and the game started like we thought it would with them keeping possession really well and I thought it could be a long afternoon.
“At times it was but it was a good exercise in us trying to keep our shape.  We played a different formation, which suited a couple of payers.
“We didn’t give them too many chances, there was a cross early on that was a chance for them and a ball though the middle which was the only times when we got really cut open.
“On the ball I thought we were better, there is still room for improvement but we played forward a little more.
“We scored a good goal with the first one where we pressed them, got them into trouble and then a good finish from Alex Rodman.
“The second goal was a great team goal and it was great to see Carlton get off the mark.”
The result today, a clean sheet and the win against Aston Villa last week has buoyed the Town support, but the manager isn’t getting carried away.
“I’m not going to get carried away, I’m not going to think that Wolves played just one eleven that was their best eleven as I’m pretty sure that won’t be the case.
“Were we nearer our top level than they were, I would say yes but I’ve got to get out of the players what I want from them.
“I don’t want us to be a team like we were at Brackley where we thought it would be easy.
“I don’t want people to look at the result and last weeks and think we are very good, after Brackley they could have looked at the result and thought we were odds on to go down.”
There have been a few knocks and illnesses in training this week but in the end only Zak Jules missed out with a ground problem.
“Zak had a slight groin strain which made it difficult as Toto has been struggling with illness and missed Thursday afternoon session.
“In an ideal world I wouldn’t have played Toto for 90 minutes but Mat Sadler has just come back and I didn’t want him to play much more than 45 minutes,
“We were a bit light but saying that James Bolton came in and he equipped himself extremely well and looked comfortable and that is another positive for us.”

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