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McSheffrey: I thought the lads were superb

23 January 2022

Gary McSheffrey spoke with the media following his side’s first away win of the season against MK Dons.

A spirited team performance saw bodies-on-the-line defending which meant Joe Dodoo’s goal on the 41st minute was enough to claim a valuable three points.

On the performance:

“I thought the lads were superb, well organised and they deserved it.

“It was heart in mouth a bit at the end. I think the lads were a bit nervous because we haven’t been in that position for a while but I thought we defended really well.

“We were clearing things off the line, making last-ditch tackles and you’re going to have to do that when you come somewhere like this.

“I’ve said to them: all you can do is control work ethic, and the good habits that we’re putting into our game. If you do that, the results will take care of themselves.

“It was a different performance from us. We got our noses in front, put in some old school defending and worked our socks off.”

On individual defensive performances including Ollie Younger’s debut:

“My two centre backs: ones got a bandage around his head and the other’s got a cut on his face and I’m buzzing that we’ve got defenders in the team who really want to defend and win headers.

“I thought Ollie Younger’s debut was superb. Kyle Knoyle had a great game and Joseph Olowu was his usual self at centre-back. Branden Horton got through the sticky periods of the game, dug in and didn’t go hiding.

“We stood up as men and got a deserved win which I think has been building over the last few weeks.”


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