Date: 28th August 2014 at 9:20pm
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First team coach Darren Currie has hailed the performance of the lads following the win over Mansfield, and midfielder Luke Howell has said it shows the spirit we have in the camp because even though results haven’t always gone with us, the team are confident they can have a good season.

Starting with Currie first, he told the Official Site that securing the first three points of the season on home soil last weekend was obviously the most important thing, he could take a lot of positives from the fact that it was such a good performance again from the lads and for him, they showed that they had learnt from some errors made in previous games which was also very pleasing for him.

‘The result is the most important thing, but I thought the performance was fantastic. We attack as a team and defend as a team, credit has to go to everyone for our clean sheets in the last two games. Keeping a clean sheet against a team like that is great.’

Currie went on to say that you won’t often face a team as physical as Mansfield so to have passed that test, because the players stepped up to be counted, really does bode well for the coming games, but now in many ways we have set our standard we have to match that each and every game now.

Another positive for him was with so many playing staff changes, and a disrupted pre season for players with injuries, the Mansfield game for him he felt everybody clicked properly – possibly for the first team really and they looked like they had been together for a long time and obviously that gelling and understanding in the side in many ways is always the final piece when you begin a new season with new players.

Warren Hackett was also interview after the game and he said it was a ‘complete performance’ from the boys, so clearly it was a happy management group at full time.

As for Howell who scored his second goal in as many games for us, he said that the boys are confident we can go anywhere and get the result, but he knows we have to be at our best to do that.

‘I’m really pleased, it was important to get the win to back up Tuesday nights three points. The performance was good as well, people could see we were playing nice stuff. I didn’t score as many last season as I did the year before, but as a midfielder I want to score as many as possible and to get two in two is a good start.’

He goes on to say that as well as finding our touch in front of goal, the team are very pleased to have started to pick up clean sheets as well now because they are obviously key to us picking up points and wins.