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Dunne On WBA Friendly

Midfielder Reflects On Saturday's Outings

16 July 2018

James Dunne declared himself satisfied with how Saturday's pre-season friendly against West Bromwich Albion unfolded.

Phil Brown fielded two different sides in two 60 minute games with the Baggies running out 3-1 victors overall, but Dunne was left impressed with what he saw from his team at SN1.

"It was tough but I thought we did well," he told the local press.

"We were at it in the first-half and they didn't really get into our half until the twenty-minute mark, but that's how clinical they were, first time in the box and they scored a goal.

"They were clinical with all three of their goals.

"Second-half I thought the young lads were brilliant and West Brom had people like Gareth Barry playing to keep us tired.

"I thought we did really well. 

"I've been impressed with Elijah Adebayo all week and he's been really good in training whilst we've been away.

'He carried that into Saturday, got his goal, a great ball from Tails (Matty Taylor) and he's looking good."

Dunne was also a fan of Saturday's format which saw the teams go up against each other in two 60 minute games.

"The Gaffer wants to get some more minutes into us and we all played 60 minutes, so it was a good runout," he added.

"If you play two 60 minute games then both sets of players can get 60 minutes under their belt rather than some 60 minutes and others just half-an-hour.

"I thought it was a good way of doing it.

"You can get into the game more so I enjoyed it."

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