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MANAGER'S POST MATCH THOUGHTS

21 February 2014

Ward on tonight's win

John Ward was delighted with the performance that saw his team pick up all three points against promotion chasing Burton Albion this evening.

It was a fantastic, attacking team performance from Rovers, who had the better of the game against a solid opposition.

The manager said: “It is an excellent night’s work and a terrific response from the team.

“We needed to start fast and well, and we did that, and maintained it for long periods of the game.

“Our fitness and competitive nature provided a really strong game for us, and it was nice to get a couple of goals.

“It was an excellent win against a team in the top six. Their defensive record is good, as is ours.

“We have been very good at home and beaten some good teams, and we have done that again tonight, they have good players and we have had to work hard and play well to do it.”

John was pleased with the attacking prowess showed by his side.

He said: “We played a very forward team tonight, we have increased that part of our team, and we have had a good week to work on that.

“I am really pleased with the selection process. They were poachers goals tonight, but you have to get in there to get that.

“Our goalscoring record is not great, but it is improving, over those last 11 games we are pretty much a couple of goals a game at home, and we are beginning to get there and threaten more.”

And with two away games up next, the manager will be looking to improve performances on the road.

He said: “Scunthorpe have good players and have recruited well. We are going to have to work hard. I am going up tomorrow to have a look at them.

“Our home form is great but we need to add to it, and we have two away games now to try and do that.

“We are getting better, and getting stronger as a squad, and that squad is going to be used over the next 15 games to the end of the season.

“We need to play better away from home, we need to be stronger and better, like we have been here. 

“If you look at the league table now, we are a couple of place behind York City with a game in hand, and they are in 11th, so that is quite encouraging.”

For the full interview visit Gas Player.

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