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Danny Coyne Post Peterborough United

24 April 2018

Goalkeeper Coach reflects on Posh win

Paul Hurst’s men battled back from one nil down against Peterborough United to win three nil at The Montgomery Waters Meadow.

Goals from Stefan Payne, Omar Beckles and Lenell John-Lewis ensured Town took all three points from the visiting Posh side.

Danny Coyne, Town’s goalkeeping coach felt despite five changes to the starting line up Town responded well to going a goal down, he said: “The lads responded to the managers team talk at half time, took everything on board and you could see the result of that second half.

“We were on the front foot, passed it a lot better, created a lot more chances and we got the result in the end. It was very pleasing. Were made up for all the lads that scored, they work at it in training quite a lot and today it was nice that they got the reward at the end of it.”

Coyne was especially pleased with Craig MacGillivray’s performance, after the shot stopper saved a number of good strikes, including one from point blank, the coach said: “He did great, he stood up well and put the onus back on the centre forward to try and beat him. He got a good strong hand to the ball, kept it out.

“Overall I thought he was excellent tonight, it’s difficult coming in as a goalkeeper when you haven’t played for a while but every time he has done that this season, I think he has performed admirably. He’s been excellent so were made up for him. It was a great time to make that save and the lads kicked off from that and got a result.”

Coyne was also pleased with the team performance, despite making five changes to the starting 11, he said: “The gaffer has been saying from day one that it’s a squad game. The whole squad are involved all the time and at some point they’re all going to be called upon. They’ve got to be ready, they’ve got to be fit and they have got to be good to go.

“On Craig, when you come into a team when you haven’t played for a while, and this is the same for the outfielders they need that match sharpness and that match fitness.

“So it’s difficult for some of the lads but once they got into their stride, especially second half I thought they were excellent. Sam came in and he’s looked very dangerous going forward with the ball so there is a lot of positives that the manager can take from today.”

Town’s next game is our penultimate away game of the season against Blackpool at Bloomfield road.

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