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17 August 2013

Manager reflects on first win of the season

Mark Robins was unsurprisingly delighted with his side’s first win of the season at Millwall, describing it as a ‘great day’.

James Vaughan was once again Town’s match winner in a tightly contested match at the Den.

“It feels brilliant because we needed the three points,” he said. “Winning breeds confidence and makes the supporters happy, which is what it is all about. 

“We controlled the game for large parts against a Millwall team who made it difficult. It is a tough place to come, as the team found out last year. This year they found it difficult, which is great. A clean sheet is also very welcoming.

“We looked a little bit leggy towards the end, but I thought the lads that came on did really well,” he continued. “The lads at the back were fantastic again and I thought Alex’s (Smithies) distribution was good and it helped set us off; it was a great day. It is still early doors, though, and we aren’t getting carried away, but we can enjoy it."

Adam Hammill provided the assist for Vaughan as he continues to thrive in his right wing-back role. 

“He looks like he is enjoying himself,” said Mark. “I thought long and hard about bringing Jack (Hunt) back in with us being away from home, but his efforts in training on Friday made my mind up. He looks like he can beat a man and looks dangerous when he is putting balls into the box.”

Vaughan hobbled off at the end of the game, but Robins believes he should be fine for Bournemouth next week. 

“He picked up a knock to his ribs and was in a bit of pain but I am sure that he will be ready for next weekend.”

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