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Reaction: Duff on Walsall

19 October 2019

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Michael Duff hailed the side of the game his Cheltenham Town team showed in their 2-1 away win at Walsall.

The Robins made it eight unbeaten in all competitions with three points at the Banks's Stadium, as goals from Ben Tozer and Luke Varney sealed another positive showing on the road.

Cheltenham had to fight back from being pegged back early in the second half by a early Walsall penalty, and held on at the end to move up to fifth in League Two.

"We showed a different side to us today," Duff said. "We weren't great with the ball and didnt use it particuarly well.

"We came in at half time and probably just shaded it but I'm not sure we deserved to go 1-0 up.

"The mentality and physicality we showed at the end - because I didn't think the ref gave us a lot during the whole game. I can say that now because we've won the game.

"When we're good we're good and we know that. We can pass teams off the pitch and they can't get near us.

"We didn't do that today. We got sucked in a little bit. But last year I think we lose the game because we didn't have so much the character but the resilience and the togetherness that they've got now.

"The group is tight and that's a powerful thing. Different people are coming on - everyone is celebrating the goal - I think at the end you see every single member of the squad out on the pitch. No one is sulking saying 'why am I not in the team?' 

"It is always about the team. The XI players that are on the pitch in any one moment. It's always about them. They're the most important people.

"It is a pleasing win for many different reasons."

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Next up for his team is a home contest with Macclesfield Town at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium on Tuesday night.

Kick-off against the Silkmen is at 7.45pm and tickets are available to buy online


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