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2 March 2014

Graham Westley and the players had their feet firmly planted on the ground after the terrific 3-2 win away at Bradford on Saturday.

Boro came twice from behind to take all three points in West Yorkshire, to make it two wins on the bounce which takes Boro off the bottom of the table.

“It was a real test of character, the players were immense in the second half - they really took the job into hand and they made their mind up that they were going to get the points and it was two terrific goals from Luke to win it.

“Our focus is just on Tuesday now, we can’t afford to take our foot off the gas, we’ve got to make sure that today was a learning point for us. There were errors that we made today that we need to make sure we get sorted out and there was a lot of good today that we need to carry on. It’s very much a question of getting ourselves focused, getting ourselves right and going on to win the next game.

In the week the gaffer spoke about the need for the clubs midfielders to contribute more in terms of scoring goals and Freeman responded in some style – two long-range strikes that turned the game around.

“It’s something that I took personally because there’s been a lot of opportunities that I’ve missed this season and it’s something that I know I need to add to my game, but I’ve been practising in training and today it came off so I’m happy!

Michael Doughty made his second start in a row after coming back from injury and he spoke about combating Bradford’s direct approach to the game.


“We were fully aware of the style of play there were going to come at us with, we just had to play the game that was in front of us and fortunately we put in the correct performance to take the three points.

“There was a big emphasis on it during the week; the manager was keen to make us aware that was the type of game they were going to play. We just had to play our way and try to combat that, and I think we did that very well.”

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