Date: 20th April 2015 at 3:07pm
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Manager Paul Sturrock has said he was delighted to see more positives from the side in the one nil victory over Swindon Town at the weekend and the result was obviously the icing on the cake for him.

Speaking to the Western Morning News following the game that saw James Berrett’s first goal for the club secure all three points, Sturrock explained that he was delighted to see us back up the Sheffield United win and go back to back victories at this stage of the season.

‘We`re very pleased. We`ve done a lot of work on the system – which we probably took too far in the first half – but the counter-attacking in the second half was very good and we had lots of chances we should have done better with.’

The gaffer went on to say that first half he had to admit we were at ‘sixes and sevens’ because the system didn’t click properly with the players and it did take us a long time to settle down into it and start replicating some of the work we’d done on the training pitch. But having had the half time break for a few words, a few reminders and probably a bit of a simplification he was delighted with how the players took to it, and stuck to their tasks and as a result of that the performance improved significantly for him.

‘They stuck to their tasks in the second half and I thought the two front men got themselves in the right areas. There are a lot of young boys and when things aren`t going right it can erode their confidence, and I`m just trying to make sure that we appreciate they`re going to make mistakes and so far we`ve limited those mistakes.’

Making our win even better was the obvious fact that Swindon are battling for promotion and have been largely flying this season, playing good football on the way, so a large part of our game was in limiting them to where they played and then didn’t give them any easy routes through when players made runs.

That doesn’t mean he believes we had the game all our own way though in the second period.

‘We rode our luck. Five minutes after we scored, there were two clearances off the line. There was some lack of concentration position wise from some of the players. We`ll take the win, it`s good for confidence and it`s good for the fans.’

With Sturrock now being unbeaten in three with two wins and a draw, he’s obviously pleased with the impact he’s had on the group so far and he’s hoping that can continue in our remaining games.

‘Football is all about winning football games and that`s what the fans want to see. A hardy bunch of them came today and they were excited with the victory and hopefully we can go home next Saturday against Port Vale and do exactly the same again.’

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