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9 September 2013

Mickey on Burton win

Assistant Manager Mickey Lewis was full of praise as United made it three wins from three away games with a 2-0 win at Burton on Saturday.

“It was really good” Mickey told Yellow Player. “We looked nice and solid and didn’t give anything away which is important when you go to places like Burton. 

“It was a pretty slow game to start off with which we were happy with, Burton come at you and are very strong at home so as an away side you are quite happy with that.

“At half time the Manager said to just be patient. We maybe learned our lesson from Wycombe a couple of weeks ago where we went 2-1 down but we still had half an hour that day. If we hadn’t been so rushed getting that goal back we might have got a win instead of a draw in that game. Today we said to keep moving the ball. Burton are a very hard working side but it is difficult to play with ten men for that distance if the other side keep possession. 

“Sometimes if you stick two men right up top against ten men everyone sits back and there isn’t a lot of space but we got Dave Kitson, Alfie Potter and Asa Hall all to play behind the front man and I thought that worked quite well.  Burton tried to chase the game after the goal but we went a bit wider by bringing Ryan Williams on and that obviously worked well.

“The toughest thing about playing ten men can be concentration because you will get the ball a lot. We kept it well but there were a couple of times we gave it away but when we did the back four were on their toes and did their jobs really well, as did everyone.”

See the whole interview, a special On the Road feature with Jake Wright and Alfie Potter, and all the action, only in Yellow Player

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