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    Paul Hartley at Station Park 

    Sunday, February 17, 2013 4:39:39 PM

    I think one goal was going to win the game to be honest with you – and we managed to get that from a set piece. I thought the play was scrappy at times and we didn’t create much today – we had some possession of the ball but I think our passing let us down. When you are away from home it is good to get three points. It was a good delivery into the box for the goal – it was probably one of our first good goals into the box at a vital time – you are settling for a point – good header from Ben Gordon, he has done it umpteen times this season so it was good. We know we can play better but we managed another clean sheet and I thought the back four were good – the goal keeper did well and Jason Marr had a brilliant clearance off the line – in an attacking sense we have got to do better. Gavin Stokes came on today and did very well – it is not easy coming on to a game – he came on and controlled the ball and made some important passes and got his foot in –he has been chapping at the bit for a while and he did well – he came from Dundee United - he then went amateur for a while and we managed to get him – if he keeps his performances like that he will stay in the team. Darren Young had a fitness test prior to the match – he probably shouldn’t have played today but he was determined and sometimes when you make those decisions it backfires but we had a good replacement in Stokes today. Michael Doyle played his first game in six weeks – he has never even had a bounce game – just two training sessions but he is a fit guy and his operation went well so I am pleased.

    Paul Hartley


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