Date: 16th September 2014 at 5:16pm
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Assistant manager Leam Richardson has hailed the performance of the lads against Scunthorpe as being fantastic.

A very forgetable first half, ended with a solid and comprehensive four one victory for us and given the first 45, the fact we went behind and then missed a penalty, very few saw that coming.

With Eoin Doyle being unfortunate from 12 yards, he more than made up for that by banging away a 17 minute hattrick, the first of his career with us, and then Samy Morsy capped the comeback with a goal of his own.

Speaking to the Official Site after full time, the assistant gaffer beamed.

‘We’ve got some good players and for the first time this year I think the manager found it tough to pick a team. The lads supported the team that started the game and those who finished it. It’s important to have that in the squad.’

Richardson went on to admit that it was a very lacklustre first half and in many ways we were ‘flat’ in how we played and how we approached the game in terms of our energy, but he thought the players just needed to blow away some cobwebs following the international break and thankfully that was exactly what we did in the second half.

‘The goal woke us up and from then on I thought we were fantastic. The second half was a bit of a spectacle, it had everything. Penalties, bookings, freekicks and goal, so it was a lot better and a lot more feisty. I’m just pleased we got the win.’

With Gary Roberts going off with a hamstring problem, Leam confirmed it was the one he picked up in the game against Port Vale and despite working really hard to be classed fit for this game, he was feeling it, so it was a precautionary move hoping that a bit more rest will do the trick rather than risking a full pull if he stayed on.

Of course going off, it gave on loan Daniel Johnson an unexpected, extended run out and Richardson was pleased with him on the day.

‘He’s growing up is Daniel, he’s a very good player and technically he’s our type of player and he has got better since he’s been here.’

Leam adds that it has been tough to leave him out because he’s been very good in training and when called upon on the pitch, but it’s a learning curve for him and as long as he continues to do well everyone will be happy with his progress.

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