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Collins "Boys Did Terrific Tonight"

30 August 2016

James Collins gives his post-match reaction from Accrington after 3-0 win.

James added: "It was also nice for Daniel Udoh to score his first professional goal. It came in front of the away fans, who were great to come here and it is always memorable to score your first goal. As a striker it will play on your mind  a bit that you haven't scored so we are delighted for him and he deserves that because he works hard and we hope he will go from strength to strength."

"He was raring to go again tonight and he wanted to show what he could do and we were pleased with him and for him to get a goal.

"George has had a good little run of games at the start of the season. He was obviously disappointed to have come off on Saturday after half an hour or so and rightly so. We would have been annoyed if he hadn't shown that emotion but we know he wants to play and when it was explained that it was purely tactical he was fine.

"We got on top and I thought we deserved to go on and get those two later goals as well. Our kids have come through together and played a lot of games, so you can see them link up and combine. They are still learning the other side of the game, the dirtier side, the defending and keeping their shape but they are ready. I don't think they are ready to play 40 plus games a season yet but the manager will dip them in and out and will keep adding to their experience.

Following a comfortable 3-0 win, James told the club's official web-site: "I thought the boys were terrific and deserved the victory tonight. We were okay in the first half and at half-time we just asked them if they could step it up a bit and be a better than okay and they did that. The early goal from Callum settled them down and gave them some more confidence and I thought we controlled most of the second half.

Assistant manager James Collins was delighted with the way Crewe's young attack handled the occasion away at Accrington Stanley this evening to win 3-0 at the Crown Ground. Crewe rested a number of first team players for the Group B Northern tie, and his youngsters rose to the occasion with Callum Ainley, George Cooper and sub Daniel Udoh all on target in the second half.

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