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Set-piece Schumacher

28 October 2013

Midfielder delivers

Steven Schumacher was delighted to see set-piece practices on the training pitch pay off at York City on Saturday.

The midfielder set-up both goals for Town in the 2-0 win at Bootham Crescent – the second arriving from his in-swinging free-kick which Michael Ingham parried before Jamille Matt lashed home.

And the former Bury captain admitted he thrives on the dead-ball responsibility.

“It was nice to see things we work on in training come off,” he said. “It’s something I enjoy doing (taking set-pieces). I took a lot for Bury, so if I can get on there and put in some good deliveries for the lads to get on the end of then it’s great.

“It was a great three points and a good win for us, especially after the last couple of results we’ve had. It was important for us to get back on track and I think we’ve done that well (against York).

“I missed the game on Tuesday (against Scunthorpe) but thought we were a little bit too direct, so we made a point of trying to play it out from the back (against York), especially in the first half. 

“It worked and they changed their formation, putting two up front, to stop us from playing it out of defence. By that time the job was done, though.”

Schumacher returned to the starting line-up after a four-match absence, partnering fellow midfielder Stewart Murdoch, and he enjoyed linking-up with the Scot on one of the few occasions this season.

“I liked playing alongside Stewart (Murdoch) because he’s a good player,” said Schumacher. “It’s different playing with two midfielders in there because it takes a little bit of the pressure off you defensively, rather than having to cover both sides of the pitch.”

Schumacher wasted no time in moving on from York, however, with his attention now switched to Saturday’s clash with Newport County at Highbury.

“We’ll start focusing on Newport now because they had a good win (against Southend) and we’ll be in for a tough game,” he added.

Meanwhile, a Fleetwood Town supporter could be £50 better off following Saturday's half-time draw at Bootham Crescent. Ticket 013330 has won £50 plus £15 worth of voucher for a local pub in York. If you purchased the ticket then contact ian.tyssen@hotmail.com or phone / text 07548 159636.


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