Head coach Scott Brown spoke to the press after his side came out on top in a 1-0 win over Milton Keynes Dons at Highbury on Saturday afternoon.
It was a tight game in terms of the scoreline, with the all-important goal coming late in the first half as Jack Marriott played a ball over the top to Promise Omochere, who rifled in his seventh goal of the season to win Town the game.
Here’s what the gaffer had to say after the game:
On the overall performances from the lads…
“I’m delighted with the last three performances; we’ve managed to pull together seven points which is massive for us at this moment in time and, I know we are safe and have nothing to play for, but the lads showed fighting spirit, a willingness to get on the ball, and a drive as well.
“In the first half, we were exceptional, and I would say that it was probably the best we’ve started a game and we could have been three goals up by half time. Coming out second half, you think it’s going to play the same, but MK changed their shape and started to come into the game.
“They’re always going to do that because they are fighting for their lives due to the situation they are in, but I think we handled their attacks very well and even put our bodies on the line when we had to – we even had some counter attacks to go even further ahead as well.”
On Stephen McMullan’s debut…
“It’s fantastic for Stevie [McMullan], he’s worked hard all season and is another player who we’ve brought over from Northern Ireland as we have a good connection with the Irish market, but I’m just delighted for the wee man to have kept a clean sheet.
“He had a couple of big saves to make as well and I thought the calmness he had when the ball was at his feet was good, but he’s now putting [Jay] Lynch under pressure with this man of the match award – I can’t take anything away from his performance, he was very good.”
On the players’ attitudes and the goal today…
“It was a great pass on initially, and then a good touch from Jack [Marriott], we know he’s got that in his game as he stretches defences and scores goals, but also wants to help the team – we all need a player like Jack. We’ve also got Jayden [Stockley] who is hungry to score goals as well.
“With Promise [Omochere]’s finish, it was past the goalie before he could even dive for it due to the pace and power, he put onto it. Promise has been brilliant for us this season having come across from Ireland in the summer.
“I think the players’ attitude throughout the season has been spot on; players are always going to have a bad game and we all accept that, but it’s the hard work, understanding of the team shape, and putting the team before anything else that you focus on.”