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WESTLEY ON WIMBLEDON WIN: "PLAYERS SHOWED CHARACTER"

31 August 2014

Speaking after the 3-2 win at Wimbledon, manager Graham Westley said he was pleased with the character of his side having gone a goal down.

He told Boro Player, "I thought the lads found their way into the game quite effectively. It was a difficult goal to concede and a real test of character but I think the players showed this afternoon that they have got the character I keep talking about.

"Every winning team has got that resilience about it, every winning team has got that ambition about it and I begged them some questions today at half time and I think in the second half they answered them in a resounding fashion. They were very good after half time for that 20-25 minute spell when we really took control of the game.

When asked about a slight change in formation for Boro, the gaffer said, "We always want to bring the best out of the players and always searching for a better way of playing. I think what made a real difference today was that the two centre-halves both wanted to handle the ball, they both wanted to take responsibility to get us going forwards, Simon was dropping in and looking to build some pictures.

"If you look at the game, especially as it wore on, they were fairly predictable - that's not a criticism of them but they were predictable in what they were doing.I think we tried to work the ball through midfield and give our attacking talents much more chance of being effective in the game, which I think they were!"

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