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Paul Hurst Post Charlton Athletic

13 May 2018

Gaffer reacts to the semi-final second-leg victo

Paul Hurst’s men ran out one nil winners over the visitors Charlton in the second leg of the Play-Off semi final.

Carlton Morris’ second half goal confirmed the win and now Hurst’s men will advance to the final at Wembley stadium.

Paul was pleased with his team’s performance, despite all the pressure being on Town. “They might have a different view but I think we have the better players. We have proved that and beat them three times out of four,” said Hurst.

“I felt we were on top of the game and then in fairness Charlton had a really good spell in the middle of that first half, but then we got on top of them. We had a few harsh words at half time, which I felt was needed. For me, we were the better team.

“I’m very proud of them but there is one more to go. We haven’t achieved promotion. All four teams were trying to do that but commiserations to Charlton and as a football club and Lee and his players, because I have been in that position and it’s not nice. They did very well to get their so fair play to them. They gave us two tough games and I knew they would.

“We looked back to our best over the two games. We looked a bit nervy at times, maybe understandably but in the end we got the job done.”

Town will next face either Rotherham or Scunthorpe in the final at Wembley stadium but Hurst isn’t hoping specifically for a clash against his former team, he said: “I cant say I want that, I have got a lot of friends there generally. Warne has done a great job with his staff.

“It would be great to see them at Wembley but realistically let the best team win and it might be a familiar face but I will be watching on Wednesday to see who wins.”

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