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Preston Takes Pride From Stevenage Display

Defender Thrilled With Win And Clean Sheet

31 January 2018

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Matt Preston had no complaints with the manner of Town's 1-0 victory against Stevenage on Tuesday night.

Ollie Banks' first-half header proved to be the difference in what was a tightly-contested affair at The Lamex Stadium, with chances few and far between. 

The game itself was scrappy and cagey but there were no complaints from Preston who took a lot of pride from the nature of his side's display.

"In a perverse sense that can be the best kind of game where you've had to grind it out, it wasn't a pretty game and there wasn't a lot of football played," he told the local media.

"But those are the kind of games where we need to come away with a 1-0 win or grind out a result - we did that.

"We've gone to a five at the back and games like that we played unbelievable as a back-five. 

"In comparison to last week we got the line right, it was deep last week but we got it right on Tuesday and it allowed us to come on to the ball rather than back-pedal.

"It is a positive. 

"The front players were unbelievable and the ground they must have covered made our day as a back-three and a back-five a lot easier."

Preston is now focussed on another tough trip to Lincoln City this weekend and feels that the momentum is very much with Town at the moment.

"We've come away from a win on Saturday and got another one on Tuesday so we've got momentum and our record is good," he added.

"We're building big momentum going into Lincoln and we've just got to carry on and push on."

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