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16 December 2013

Chris Wilder on Dagenham Win

United left it late but stayed top of the table with a 2-1 win over Dagenham on Saturday. Dave Kitson’s injury time header did the trick and left Manager Chris Wilder pleased with the way his side stuck to their guns to get all three points:

“I was a bit annoyed at half time because I thought we had been outstanding, had wave after wave of attacks and the opposition had to defend for their lives. With the experience we have at the back we should have clipped the ball into the corner in injury time and been coming in winning the game. 

“But the sign of a decent side is how they get over little setbacks and I thought we forced the issue more in the second half . We had to be careful because they have some quick players on the counter attack so we had to keep our balance as well but on the over all play, chances and possession we just about deserved to win.”

“A last minute winner sends everybody home happy. We had to work hard for it because Dagenham are up there for a reason; Morecambe were in that top group of clubs and so are Dagenham. They really fight and make it difficult for you. 

“We have had a lot of travelling to do so it was a really important result for us and the players can be proud of their efforts. We can now go up to York in good spirits. We know that isn’t going to be easy, it never is, but we are on a bit of a roll. There are some very good players in that changing room with a massive desire to do well and that is a good combination.”

See the full interview plus reaction from Dave Kitson and James Constable in Yellow Player

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