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The Verdict

6 September 2012

Chris Wilder on the win over Swindon

Chris Wilder was thrilled to see his side go through in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy with another memorable win over local rivals Swindon Town last night. Alfie Potter’s last gasp winner saw United through to Saturday’s draw and afterwards the Manager told Yellow Player that discipline and determination were the key for the U’s.

“It was a very good result” Chris said. “We changed it about a bit and went a little bit more direct because we were up against a very good side and knew we would have to stick in the game, which we did. We had good organisation, the discipline was excellent and it was a fantastic time to score a goal.

“I think Swindon had one chance in the first half but not much in the second, although they had a bit of possession as you would expect from a team that turned Stoke over the week before. But we stayed in the game and gave ourselves an opportunity to go and win it in the last quarter. We are delighted for the supporters because it is a big thing for them, and they go home happy again.

“It was about determination and the way the players went about their business. From my point of view the players have been superb all season. We had a setback at York on Saturday, but showed a great recovery and a great reaction from that defeat tonight. We were massively depleted and on paper it was a mismatch but it certainly wasn’t on the night.”

United’s defensive pairing of Michael Raynes and Jake Wright performed superbly and drew special praised from their Manager afterwards:

“Raynesy had a difficult  day at York but it is a sign of the man to see how he recovered from that and put in a sterling performance, but the Skipper said some fantastic words after the game on Saturday and is a proper captain. He led the team out from the front today.”

See the whole video plus the thoughts of Alfie Potter, all in Yellow Player right now.

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