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Paul Hurst post Bury

21 April 2018

Gaffer's thoughts after the 1-1 draw at home to Bury

Paul Hurst’s men earned a point against a defiant Bury at The Montgomery Waters Meadow. The result guarantees Town a spot in the Play-Offs and at least a third place finish.

Bury’s George Miller cancelled out Abo Eisa’s goal in the first half as the relegated side earn a point.

Hurst felt his side adapted well to the new system in patches but could be improved, he said: “First half we played some decent football, some good bits. Maybe the first five minutes of the second half as well.

“After that, it was far too slow. It was a warm day but it was the same for both sides. If anyone was pushing at the end, it was Bury

“Abo Eisa had some good moments, he can be pleased. He has edged forward each performance with something better. It was a good learning experience for him.”

Hurst is pleased that his team’s effort guaranteed Town a Play-Off place and is now looking to use the remaining games to prepare, Paul said: “The points total is a really good total. We’re delighted with that but what we don’t want to do is be satisfied with finishing third.

“We know we can’t go any lower and realistically we aren’t going to go any higher. So now we know where we have finished in the league, win lose or draw the remaining games.

“What we have got to do now is prepare for the Play-Offs. That was part of today. We wanted to be a lot deeper. Which has been unlike us but we wanted to stay in shape.

“It might be something we look at different on Tuesday, we will assess everybody and see where they are. Think about again who might need a rest and who doesn’t and pick a team accordingly.”


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