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Scottish success

11 July 2013

David Weir was delighted to see the Blades round off their tour of Scotland with a 2-1 victory over Raith Rovers at Stark's Park on Wednesday night.

Speaking after goals from Scottish duo Kevin McDonald and Jamie Murphy paved the way for the comeback success, the Blades boss remarked:

"I thought in the first-half we played some good football and despite losing an early goal we kept doing the things that we have been working on.

"We didn't panic, we kept moving the ball, our passing and movement was excellent and to be honest I really enjoyed watching the game.

"The boys thoroughly deserved the win and it caps a tremendous trip.

"It was good to see Kevin (McDonald) and Jamie (Murphy) getting on the scoresheet because both have more goals in their locker and it was just the way it worked out that Jamie was the only outfield player to complete the 90 minutes.

"The workrate of the players has been great and their application on the pitch has been first-class.

"This has proved to be a brilliant exercise, especially given the weather conditions we have worked in."

Commenting on United's stay north of the border overall, Weir added: "It has been a great trip. It was organised before my arrival but I couldn't have asked for it to go any better.

"Our base was fantastic, the hotel and everyone at each of the three clubs we played made us welcome.

"The lads have worked so hard and I am delighted with the results too, winning is a good habit to get into.

"It was a crucial trip for everyone to get to know each other. Lee (Carsley) and Adam (Owen) are both new to the club so they have got to know the lads and vice-versa."

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