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Special praise from boss

12 November 2013

Following Saturday's FA Cup success at Colchester United, boss Nigel Clough reserved special praise for his two central defenders.

Harry Maguire again got on the scoresheet, with the opening goal, whilst Neill Collins battled through the pain barrier to complete 90 minutes against the odds.

Following the 3-2 win in Essex, Clough remarked: "Harry (Maguire) and Neill (Collins) were both immaculate at the back and Harry's goal was first-class too.

"Before the game Collo had the swelling over his eyebrow again and we didn't think he was going to be able to start, then he was struggling on the half hour and we asked him to get through until half-time.

"At half-time we asked him to carry on into the second-half and he didn't think twice. He is a tough old Scotsman."

Of United's matchwinner at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, the Gaffer added: "Chris (Porter) deserved a standing ovation because he gave a whole-hearted performance.

"Shaun (Miller) was our first choice penalty taker, so if he had been on the pitch Chris wouldn't have taken the spot-kick."

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