Freedman - Good in both boxes

Manager praises application of his players in Elland Road win

Dougie Freedman says his team were clinical in both boxes following a convincing 5-1 victory over Leeds United at Elland Road.

Wanderers had taken the lead on the stroke of half time through Joe Mason, with Lukas Jutkiewicz, Zat Knight, Mark Davies and Andre Moritz all notching after the restart to secure an impressive win in West Yorkshire.

Despite the hosts snatching a consolation late on through Matt Smith, the manager was pleased with the effort of his side and paid tribute to their professionalism following the final whistle.

“It was a fantastic professional performance,” he said. “I felt we were calm in possession and controlled the midfield, but when we had to defend we did that really well too.

“You could see though when we got into the opposition’s box we were very spatially aware and we proved how ruthless we could be and that was shown in the result itself.

“People who have watched us over the last ten to twelve games will have seen that we have been putting the performances in, and now the results are starting to go with the performances it is very pleasing to see.

“It’s a great result, but as with previous games during the season we will try and remain calm, even though we have secured a fantastic result away against a very good Leeds side.”

He continued: “You can’t come to Elland Road and play a team with a manager like Brian McDermott and not work hard, and we did that today but it was a very professional display from everybody involved.

“Brian is an excellent manager with a very talented team, but we outplayed them today and got a result that was thoroughly deserved.”
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