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Rod Stringer: "I thought that the boys were excellent today"

By Chris Berry

Rod Stringer caught up with Clarets TV to discuss the 2-0 win over Woking on Saturday.

“We've come off the back of a bad week and 3 defeats, which hasn't happened all season” Rod Stringer, Manager

The City gaffer thought the win yesterday was the perfect way to bounce back after a difficult week.

"I thought that the boys were excellent today" he said. "It wasn't the greatest of spectacles today; the pitch is hard to play on at the minute. We'd like to be a bit more fluent in and out of possession at times.

"As far as I'm concerned, the boys dug deep today. We've come off the back of a bad week and 3 defeats, which hasn't happened all season. The boys showed a lot of character.

"We changed the system a little bit today. They [Woking] probably started slightly better than us at times and they were a threat. When 'Murphs' got his goal, which was a great finish and very clinical, we took the game to them and thoroughly deserved the 3 points.

"As a Manager, playing against a team as good as Woking, who have had an unbelievable season, to me they're the team of the season. With the FA Cup run and where they are in the League, I have to give credit to them.

"I'm taking nothing away from Torquay; well done to them. Gary Johnson has done a great job since he's gone in and overall I do believe that they deserved to win the title.

"We know that the team that we've played today are a good side." He continued. "We haven't beaten a poor side, I just think that my boys were on it. We wanted to win every first and second ball and I thought we defended so well.

"Nathan [McDonald] looked sharper in goal today when we needed him. He pulled off some good saves and Woking have got some big boys in their team. Moussa [Diarra] who got that header in before half-time which Nathan tipped over the bar was a great save.

"To me, those are the ones that have been going in against us recently, which would have been a shame had it gone in after we had played fairly well in the first half. To go into half-time 1-1, it would have been game on again.

"In the second half, I thought they [Woking] huffed and puffed and put a lot of long balls in. They never got round the side of us and never really opened us up.

"Mickey Spillane was up all of last night with illness, but he still played today. Max Porter has come in after not playing very much recently and he did a great job in the midfield.

"I think for the 1,600 fans that were here today will go away happy with the 3 points and with the performance.

Updated 14:13 - 14 Apr 2019 by Chris Berry

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