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Sheridan: The players are working hard and deserve the rewards

3 April 2018

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Head coach John Sheridan has hailed his side’s work ethic as ‘brilliant’ as his side recorded a 2-0 victory over Bristol Rovers on Easter Monday.

Sheridan has yet to see his new team lose in his seven matches in charge, winning the last four and keeping five straight clean sheets.

Goals from Ash Hunter and Jordy Hiwula sealed all three points at Highbury, with Sheridan again happy with his side’s work.

"We've won 2-0, it's another clean-sheet and everybody is buzzing,” stated Sheridan.

"It was a difficult game against a very good team who are still looking to get into the play-offs.

"They might have had more possession against us, but we've gone away 2-0 winners and that's the thing with us at the moment.

"I don't think we started off well and they created one or two half chances but I felt we kept our shape, we made ourselves hard to beat and the work ethic from the players is absolutely brilliant.

"My team talk at half-time was very similar to what it has been in the past, when I was talking about raising our game, get further up the field and close them down and we did that in the second half.”

Hunter’s goal 11 minutes from time was a piece of magic, as he bent an effort from 25 yards into the top corner.

"Ash's [Hunter] goal was very similar to his goal he scored against MK Dons.

"He has that in his locker and if he gets the opportunity, he will always take it on and he has one hell of a strike on him and to hit it first time, great goal.

"Bobby came on and his pass and his awareness set up Ash. The ball was nicely placed for him to hit it first time, and you don't save those in the top corner."

With the victory, Town moved onto 51 points, nine points clear of the relegation zone, and up into 13th place in the table.

"I don't think 51 points is enough, we still don't know what is going to happen in this league, but I am only bothered about us.

"Let's try and get as many points as we can, try and stay unbeaten and push up the table as quickly as we can."

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