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WELLENS' FORWARD-THINKING AFTER EXILES WIN

9 December 2018

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Richie Wellens heaped praise on his forward line following victory over Newport County on Saturday.

Kaiyne Woolery made his return from injury and scored the winner in the 81st minute, but Wellens used his press conference to praise him and partner Elijah Adebayo who also impressed in the win.

“Kaiyne was outstanding – I thought him and Elijah were really good,” said Wellens.

“That is the best Elijah I have seen and with Kaiyne – we know the club obviously spent a lot of money on him and then he has had a little bit of a frustrating time – but with the way we play and the way we pass, we know his speed opens the game up for us.

“If we do pass it well and we get people like Michael Doughty on the half-turn and running forward, we have got that speed on the side, which we haven’t had.

“Kaiyne is going to be a real asset for this club. We need to keep him fit now, but that is a starting point for him.”

On his boss, Woolery spoke of the changes that have been made since his arrival.

“I think he’s given us a bit more freedom – he wants us to play a little bit more than before. He still wants channel balls, and stuff like that – the shackles are off though.

“The last three games, you can’t fault it really – we’ve won three in the league now (in a row) and the Christmas period can be so important so we just need to string results together now.

“Before today, I think we were only 11 points off second in the league so it shows you how tight the league is. If we keep winning, we’ll climbing the table.”

On his teammates’ performance, the striker said he deserved more than just plaudits.

“Today, he was brilliant – he deserved a goal. He hit the post but deserved that to go in. When the ball went up to him you know he was going to make it stick or win a header. It made our jobs easier, because you’re not worrying about reacting backwards and defending.

“I just to get beyond him and support him.”

 


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