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Ferguson: A Battling Performance

22 March 2014

Barry Pleased To Get Three Points

Barry Ferguson was pleased to pick up a 'great' three points after a battling performance against Huddersfield Town.

Although not the finest game on the eye, The Seasiders displayed the right qualities to pick up a second victory in three games.

"It was a great three points but it wasn't a great game," Ferguson admitted. "At the end of the day we turned it into a battle and the boys worked ever so hard to get the three points.

"It's not the way I want to play football but I made a conscious decision a couple of weeks ago because it's all about getting results. Certainly the last two home games have not been great but we've got six points from those two games, so that's the main thing for me.

"We've got to a stage in the season where performances go out the window, it's just about putting points on the board. We've done that again today."

The return of Craig Cathcart to the defensive line in recent weeks has resulted in a change of shape, which has reaped the right rewards and ensured back-to-back clean sheets at home. 

"I've put a new system, a new formation into place and they've took to it pretty well. I can't grumble," Ferguson said. "We need to battle now, it's simple. I've put that to the players and they've done that in the last two home games for me."

The task now is to give more of the same in the games remaining, starting with a trip to Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday evening. 

"It's all about spirit now and how mentally tough they are. They dug in today and worked ever so hard so hopefully it will be the same again. I'll be demanding that and if they don't show me that, they'll not be in the team," he added.

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