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Steve: "Hard Work Got Us Through"

15 December 2012

Alex boss pleased that his side kept going after indifferent performance

Steve Davis praised the hard work and belief of his players as they overcame an indifferent performance to claim all three points against a very spirited Bury side, who probably deserved at least a point for their efforts.

Davis was pleased that although things were not really going for us, that his players dug in, kept going and snatched a winner through Man-of-the-Match Brad Inman with just two minutes left on the clock. It was the little bit of quality that divided a tight match.

After the 1-0 win, Steve told us: “Our hard work, effort and ability to keep going got us through today and I’ve always said that is vital when the players as individuals are not up to the mark. I have to be honest and say they were not at that mark today but they kept going and a little bit of quality has won us the game.

“Luke has put over a great cross and Brad, who was our best player on the day, has got in there and finished, so our two midfielders have combined again to win the game. 

“Brad is a match winner because we know he can score goals. He had scored seven in eight games for Newcastle’s Under-21s before coming here and now has two in two games for us. That is why we were keen to bring him in.

“I am sure Bury will be hugely disappointed after the way they played and it was fairly even game. They deserved a point but as I’ve said we have produced that little bit of quality to win the game. We are not going to dominate games at this level and we have to make sure we defend well and make sure we produce something in the final third.

“We don’t want to near the bottom of the league with not enough point and the players have worked hard to put us in the position we are. That hard work has to continue. We have made a good start and that is all it is. We have to push on and see where we are after every game, starting with Bournemouth next week. “

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