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JONES DELIGHT AT 'OUTSTANDING' SECOND HALF

7 February 2016

Jones delight with turnaround in performance

Town boss Nathan Jones hailed his side’s second-half performance as they recorded a second straight away win with a 1-0 victory at Wycombe.

Cameron McGeehan’s stunning goal five minutes before the break was the difference in a game that began with Wycombe on top but ended with the Town well in command despite the narrow scoreline.

“In the first half we were nowhere near like we were Tuesday in terms of fluency and in terms of the way we played, but that’s a credit to Wycombe,” said the manager afterwards.

“Wycombe came out of the blocks, they were sharp, they were on it and we were lucky not to be one or two down if I’m honest. 

“We didn’t start well enough for a side that I asked for a word from today, I asked for them to be relentless and we weren’t. We’ve got to be better than that on the second ball, we had an extra man in midfield and they dominated in midfield, so that wasn’t acceptable.

“But I’m so, so proud of them for the second half performance, I thought they were absolutely outstanding. To come away from home, that type of performance, it’ll do for me.

“That’s a team I can be proud of and can put out there. They were excellent, they gave me what I asked for, I asked them to be relentless and they were second half.

“The challenging, the work-rate, what we did, was superb and then that goal was fitting to win any game, another worldie.

“At times you have to be brave, I have a way of playing, sides think they can work you out, but you have to be brave.

“I thought we showed a lot of bravery, in that second part of the first half and we came through.

“The goal was fitting to win any game, but I felt we were coming into the game at that point. They had a spell, we were fortunate not to be two down, they were sharp, but we rode that, came strong and second half, I thought we were quality.”

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