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ROBINS DELIGHTED WITH DERBY WIN

16 March 2013

Mark gives verdict on Leeds victory

Mark Robins continued his impressive record against Leeds United as a manager with a 2-1 victory at Elland Road – and told htafc.com that his players were brilliant.

Neil Danns put Town ahead before Aidy White levelled matters. With both teams going for victory, James Vaughan proved the hero, curling home an effort in the final few minutes.

“I thought it was brilliant,” began Mark. “It was a typical derby game and the referee set his stall out early by booking a couple of players.

“We grew into the game and were resolute during the first half. We got ourselves in front in the second and then conceded a very poor goal from our point view, we were far too deep. Although we were pegged back we were still in the game and we looked to make a positive change. Thankfully everything we did paid off. 

“The lads are certainly capable, they proved that today,” he continued. “When we tune in we can compete with anyone in the division. It was a decent game and I thought some of the quality we showed was very good.

“We have got 24 points left to play for and we want to pick up as many as possible. If we play with the team spirit and togetherness that the lads showed today then we will pick points up. We can keep improving, though. The players that are coming back aren’t fully fit yet; there is still improvement in them.”

Jermaine Beckford made his first appearance in ten games and his movement helped Town score the winner.

“The introduction of Jermaine was a big lift,” said Mark. “He will go away with Jamaica now for a week and hopefully he will stay fit. His movement for the second goal gave James Vaughan the space to put the ball away.”
 
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