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EYRE ON WIGAN WIN

15 April 2013

Steve pleased with late showing

Steve Eyre believes his players can grab second spot in the U21 Professional Development League 2 after seeing his side beat Wigan 3-2 on Monday afternoon.

Town saw a two goal lead dashed by Wigan before Godwin Abadaki headed home the winner with six minutes of time remaining.

“I am relieved, but it shouldn’t have been so close,” said Eyre.

“I was delighted with the display in the first half,” he continued. “We have started slowly in the past couple of games and there was a demand within the changing room to improve. I was thrilled at half-time, but sadly we were disrespectful in the second and our good score-line suffered. We should have forced home our supremacy. Thankfully, our best move of the game sculptured by some of our Academy players was finished well by Godwin Abadaki. Godwin’s run and positioning was fantastic as was the timing of his header – it was worthy of winning any game.

On the poor second half display, he said: “It is a development league and the players are on a learning curve. We had two choices at half-time; we could have either pressed on or secured the game, but we did neither of those. Wigan smelt that and deservedly got back to 2-2, but I felt we deserved the win in the end.”

With three games to go of the season, Town are well in the hunt for second spot.  

“It is available,” said Eyre. “Our hardest games of this season came against Leicester City, who I believe have won the league now. We will concentrate on training well through the week and then putting two halves of football together on a match day.”  


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