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Donnelly Praises Bange's Bravery

24 April 2017

Striker Plays On With Injury Against Fleetwood

Ciaran Donnelly was full of praise for Ewan Bange’s bravery in their 4-0 win against Fleetwood Town.

The 15-year-old broke his nose from a knock he took early in the game but played on and continued to cause the opposition problems.

Speaking post-match, here’s what the academy manager had to say…

Ewan Bange.

Ewan was excellent again. What we admire about him is how brave he is. We think he’s broken his nose in the game and he’s being checked by the club doctor at the ground but even after that he was still throwing his head on the end of things, trying to score and he scored a good goal. 

The team’s performance.

It was professional in the end. No disrespect to Fleetwood but we can play a lot better. We have to give them a bit of credit because they upset us and we struggled with their formation a little bit. It was a comfortable victory in the end.

A clean sheet.

Jack Sims made a couple of semi-decent saves but overall we were quite comfortable. We didn’t feel as if they were going to score or carve us open so we’re pleased with another good clean sheet. 

The title push.

We believe that we deserve to be up there. We’ve been top since before Christmas, we’ve scored more goals than anybody else in the league and we’ve conceded the least. It’s up to the lads now that we finish the next two games off professionally because Burnley are right on our tails should we make a mistake.

Rowan Roache.

It goes without saying that if you have a goalscorer in the team then you’ve got half a chance in any sort of competition. Was he fantastic today? No, but was his first goal an absolutely clinical finish? Yes. 

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