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Matt's praise for young George

8 October 2012

Matt's praise for young George

Matt Hill was quick to praise deputy goalkeeper George Long, following the 1-0 victory at Leyton Orient on Saturday.

Long was an 11th minute replacement for thigh muscle victim Mark Howard in the capital and Hill, playing at centre-half in place of the injured Neill Collins, felt the 18-year-old acquitted himself tremendously:

"George did absolutely fantastic; he's worked hard in training and waited for his chance.

"The stop he pulled off in the second half was as good as a goal. There wasn't any panic from us when George came on and that's because we've got faith and confidence in him. He performed well and he spoke well, so all credit to him.

"George has stepped into the lions' den and come out flying. He's done enough to be able to go to the manager and say 'I want that place', but obviously we will have to bring a 'keeper in to provide competition."

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