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Dean: I’m Pleased For The Supporters

28 November 2012

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Manager Dean Saunders spoke to Rovers Player after seeing his side record victory over Oldham Athletic and draw level on points with league leaders Tranmere Rovers.

“I’m pleased for all the supporters; we’re top of the league on points. If we had won 7-0 we could have gone top, but all joking apart we dug out a good result.

“I’ve got to say all credit to the players, we’re playing Saturday Tuesday and that’s four wins on the trot and about ten wins from twelve I think – they’re just churning results out.

“I said to them at half time we’re not making much headway and that we needed to lift it. We managed to score a goal which was a bit of a strange one, I don’t know whether the goalkeeper wasn’t ready but Cotts [David Cotterill] has bent it into the corner - that’s three goals in three for him so he’s doing well.

“Second half I thought we played a lot better and credit to the supporters, it was a cold night and there was over 6,000 here, they definitely made a difference. The players responded to the fans, especially the ones behind the goal.

“We didn’t get many chances until the second half, but when we did get chances their keeper made two good saves. It was a hard fought win and it’s a good sign that we are able to play like that, stay solid and get the goal.

“I have to give credit to Oldham, they came here and gave it a go, and they didn’t just lie down and accept not winning.”

On Iain Hume’s sending off Dean said:

“The tackle was probably a yellow card in this day and age but I think if you asked Humey [Iain Hume] he will say he never touched him. 

“He got frustrated thinking that the lad had dived and then he’s picked him up off the floor, maybe a little bit too aggressively, and the referee has sent him off.” 


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