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Chey Dunkley post Northampton

27 January 2024

Interviews

Chey Dunkley post Northampton

27 January 2024

Skipper and goalscorer Chey Dunkley met with the press following today's 2-0 victory away at Northampton today.

The match marked Paul Hurst's first game back in charge of Salop after he replaced Matt Taylor as head coach this week.

Town changed up their formation from a 3-5-2 to a 4-3-3 for today's fixture as Paul began to put his imprint on the side.

Dan Udoh opened the scoring for Salop just after the break before Chey headed home our second in the 75th minute to make the result more comfortable.

On the game:

"It was good to get three points, a step in the right direction.

"Obviously we haven't had many wins recently so it's definitely very good for our team, it's great for confidence moving forward.

"The gaffer has come in, hasn't had many games to work, him and Doigy (assistant head coach Chris Doig), and they've just tried to make sure we've been positive and as you know sometimes you see it when a new gaffer comes in, people want to impress which is always healthy.

"It's just important for us to keep that consistency, maintain that hunger and I'm sure that the staff will do that.

"Like I said, we need to keep our feet on the ground and we move on to our next game on Saturday.

On scoring a goal:

"I'm buzzing for Dan to get a goal. It's alwasy important for your strikers to get a goal because it's a confidence position.

"For myself, I'm buzzing with the clean sheet. It's so important as a defender to get that clean sheet, good for Marko to get another clean sheet and the lads at the back.

"We score as a team and we keep the back door shut as a team so collectively we've done well on that.

"If I can chip in and help at the other end that that's obviously a good thing, just to help us secure that three points."

On the change of formation today:

"It's obviously been tough for the gaffer coming in. He's had to assess quickly and he's had two days to prepare.

"But yeah, there was a change in formation which I don't think is strange that we did play four because the gaffer has played that system before.

"But it's not all about formations, it's about making sure that we're hard to beat, that we work hard and that was the response today.

"I'm delighted to come away against a Northampton side that's really good, they're flying this season, they went away midweek to Charlton and beat them so for us to come here and impose oursevles and rightfully get the three points, we're very happy with that and delighted.

"We keep our feet on the ground, we work towards Saturday and the gaffer, as I know, will have us prepared for the game."

On the change of management this week:

"For me personally someone has lost their job and it's not ideal so it's not a case of being happy.

"I think the players also have to take accountability because we're the ones that go out onto the pitch. In that respect we have to take some sort of responsibility too.

"I got on with the previous regime like I got on with the regime before, but that's not going to change me, I've got to be professional and the lads will as well

"It's important for us to give our all no matter who comes in and that's what we did today.

"Like you said, it's not good to see anybody lose their job. Personally for me this is a part of football. 90% of managers do lose their jobs, it's a part of their journey unless you're Pep (Guardiola)!

"It's part of the journey but hopefully I'll see Matt Taylor and Marcus Bignot back in the game because it's a learning job.

"We've got to move forward. I'm buzzing gaffer is taking us forward and that's it, we've got to move forward now.

"Now we've got to embrace all the information being given to us and take it on board.

"It's a good starting zone and the gaffer said that it's a good starting block but we can build on that and that's what he and Doigy are going to do."

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