Chris Wilder on Wrexham
Manager Chris Wilder had nothing but praise for the spirit as United came through a difficult away FA Cup game at Wrexham last night.
“I’ve got a lot of winners in that changing rom and a lot of winners in the staff who want to win at everything they do. That’s infectious” Chris told Yellow Player. “We have been dealt a tough hand recently and to come through it is fantastic.”
Two hard games against Conference sides in the space of five days have tested the resolve of the United squad but Chris was pleased to see his side come back from a goal down at half time last night:
“We had to play better, we knew that. I said to the players that the spirit and commitment up at Gateshead was fantastic but we needed to do better with the ball. I thought we showed tonight what a good side we are, especially second half. I was OK with the first half really; a good quality goal undid us, fair play, and they have a noisy and loud crowd which we had to overcome. But we played well, created chances and managed to get ourselves back in the game then get the winner.”
The return of skipper Johnny Mullins alongside David Hunt, playing outside his usual role, gave United a solid base to build from:
“I thought Johnny Mullins was immense and David Hunt in the last two or three games has been great. Like Andy Whing when we brought him into the club he has been a bit of a slow burner but he has grown into it and got his feet under the table and whether it is right back, centre half or wherever, on the pitch, and in the changing room, he is an absolute diamond to manage. I thought those two and Ryan Clarke really gave us an opportunity to go on and win the game. We got through the tie and all credit goes to the players.”
Eyes now turn back to the league where United top the table as they welcome Dagenham and Redbridge to the Kassam Stadium this Saturday:
“We have a big game ahead and we have to look after ourselves” Chris said.” Dagenham are a good side and we don’t want it to go flat so we will do our utmost to give the home fans a performance on Saturday.”
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