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Bowyer: Boys Dedicated Win To Delfouneso

Players Quick To Think of Team-Mate In 1-0 Victory

13 March 2018

Gary Bowyer says the dressing room quickly dedicated the 1-0 victory against Charlton Athletic this evening to Nathan Delfouneso.

The forward was stretchered off following a nasty looking head clash in the first-half and has since been taken to hospital.

In his absence, the team continued push forward for a big three points and got them thanks to a 91st minute winner from Jimmy Ryan.

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

Ryan winner in team performance.

When there’s a last-minute winner there’s always an individual who gets highlighted. He was terrific tonight and has been terrific for us, but it was a massive squad effort and I’m absolutely delighted with it.

Reward for perseverance.

From minute one we were straight on the front foot and I think we’ve had over 20 goal attempts. We were terrific tonight. The way that they’ve played, on a very difficult surface don’t forget, they just got on with it.

Back to winning ways at home.

I’m immensely proud because it has been a long time coming, and people have been ramming it down our throats that we haven’t won here for a long time. You saw the desire that I spoke about before the game to put it right.

Nathan Delfouneso’s condition following head clash.

I’ve not had the latest but I was aware that he’s gone to hospital. The boys were brilliant and dedicated the win to Nathan. We’re still to find out more, but it was a sickening blow.

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