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Adkins' praise for players

14 December 2013

Boss pleased with 1-0 victory

Manager Nigel Adkins heaped praise on his players after they earned a 1-0 win away to Huddersfield.

Billy Sharp's first half goal made it three wins in four games for Adkins' men, and it was an organised and disciplined display.

It was rightly put to the boss in his post-match press that it was a good away display, and he said, "Thank you for saying that, it was indeed a good away win, because we've got a lot of respect for Mark Robins and Huddersfield, they play really good football.

"I was pleased with our performance, I thought the lads were top drawer.

'"We knew it would be a challenge but we kept a good clean sheet, scored a good goal through Billy Sharp and could have scored more. It was two good teams on the pitch and it was a well-deserved victory. We had a few opportunities and tried to be offensive in our mindset."

The boss also heaped praise on captain McAnuff, who returned to starting XI. "I must say I thought Jobi was outstanding with the armband on. He epitomised the players' attitude, which has been first class.

"We had a good resolve and togetherness. We had an impact off the bench, we used the full squad. We got more than an hour out of Royston, which was important.

"It's another three points on the road, which is never easy. Huddersfield show the future of football in that they can adapt their formation in several different ways during a game, like we do.

"Like I say I thought we managed the game well, and the efforts they had were long range shots. We've got an excellent goalkeeper who we expect to save everything from there."

The players saluted our 400 travelling fans at full time, and the boss commented, "The lads went over to applaud because we want to be together as one. We're all going in the same direction and pulling for each other."

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