Date: 7th October 2015 at 11:39am
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Manager Neil Harris has said he felt our progression through to the next round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy last night was pretty comfortable.

With a two nil victory on the evening with goals coming from Aiden O’Brien and Lee Gregory, Harris told the official site in his post game press conference that he felt we handled the game well and didn’t feel we were really in any kind of danger during the match.

In fact had it not been for their goalkeeper the margin of victory could’ve been larger but it’s a good confidence boost and provided him with further positives that can be taken on to the training field now given we aren’t in action again until October 17.

‘I thought in the end it was quite comfortable for us. At half-time it could’ve been 3-0 to us but we had to be patient to get that first goal. Once we did it could’ve been more comfortable than 2-0 but their goalkeeper was probably Man of the Match.’

Very pleasingly for the gaffer though was the home win, and the fact that we managed to overcome a side who came to The Den with a game plan of frustrating us.

‘We saw another team come to this ground and try to frustrate us by keeping the ball. The game is different these days so you can’t always press it; it’s about what you can do with the ball in the final third that matters and we looked good in attack tonight. We saw a lot of effort from the group with the players who were out there showing how desperate they are to impress.’

With returning loanee George Saville making his full debut for us following his arrival from Wolverhampton Wanderers earlier in the day, Harris went on to say that he’d been pleased with his performance but he knew once he settled into the group more there would be more to come from him.

‘I thought George’s second debut was outstanding. For a boy who hasn’t trained for three days and hasn’t played a lot of football I was really pleased with how he did. He will only get better the fitter he gets so it’s great to have another option in the midfield.’

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