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16 March 2022

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Manager Nathan Jones couldn’t hide his delight after tonight’s 4-0 win against Preston North End.

Disappointment plagued his post-match thoughts on Sunday but the gaffer was ‘so proud’ of the group who despite being struck with injuries and illness, bounced back in style with goals from Luke Berry, Fred Onyedinma and a second half own goal.

“I’m absolutely over the moon, Jones admitted. “I can’t hide my feelings tonight. Going into the game we were depleted, we lost five centre-halves, four before the game and one during the game.

"We have people coming back from injury, people who haven’t played many minutes and to put that level of performance in shows the group is in a wonderful place.

“I’m so proud of them because I said tonight ‘just stay in the hunt’, all we have to do is stay in the hunt tonight whatever it takes. I thought we were outstanding.

It comes to a point where it’s in god’s hands. We had Cameron Jerome go down over night, we had people go down yesterday, people pulling out and we lost so many players it was disruptive but this group rides with the punches.

It is a relentless period, the Championship is a crazy league but what a response, what a performance. It just shows that this is a class group.”


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