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Manager's Burnley reaction

Posted: Sat 09 Feb 2013
Author: BWFC Staff

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"We had to change the dynamics in the final half hour and David Ngog was key to doing that," says Freedman

Dougie Freedman hailed a strong and complete team performance, as Wanderers beat near neighbours Burnley to three derby points at the Reebok.

Goals from Craig Davies and David Ngog sealed a second-half turnaround for the Whites, after David Edgar had given the Clarets the lead just after the break.

Speaking in his post-match press conference, Freedman said: “It was a good team effort today. We stuck at it and were very determined to get the result. We had to dig deep. We did that and we deserved the win.  

“We performed fantastically well, and over the last four or five matches we have been very unlucky with the results.

“Today we created some good chances and were disappointed to go behind. We stuck at it, showed good character and kept our momentum up.

“Burnley were technically good throughout the 90 minutes and have a talented group of players, but we kept them quiet and dealt with their threat. 

“We put their goal under pressure in both halves and they were forced into a couple of last-ditch clearances off the line.

“We felt that it was a tight game in the midfield. I am paid to make brave decisions and I am not afraid to make them. I have done it as a player and I will certainly do it as a coach.

“As the game went on I felt that we had to change the dynamics in the final half hour. David Ngog was key to doing that. Him drifting around the midfield helped open up the game a bit. I am not going to shy away from making decisions, and I will always try to do my best for the football club.

“The route to success I believe is to continue to work hard and prepare the best we can.

“This is a group of players that have got the bit between their teeth. The way we have played over the last three games shows that and I believe that we will continue to get better."