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Posh win pleases Clough

20 August 2014

Nigel Clough was delighted to see his team get all three points at Peterborough United on Tuesday night.

Ben Davies settled the contest at London Road in the final ten minutes with a well taken effort from the edge of the penalty area and Clough was beaming with the manner of both of the Blades goals against Darren Ferguson's Posh, although he was understandably disappointed to concede from a set-piece.

He remarked: "The first goal was particularly pleasing, we do it all the time in training so we were delighted to see it replicated in a game, it was a fantastic team goal.

"It was a tremendous finish from Jose Baxter, but to let them equalise from a corner is always frustrating and we told the lads that.

"Ben Davies was probably our star performer again, back in his preferred role. His set-piece delivery was brilliant and if there was one person we wanted that to fall to for the winning goal it was him."

Clough made five changes to the starting XI that lost at Coventry City and despite a slow beginning at Peterborough; he was pleased with the make-up of the team as the contest developed.

He added: "We started a bit nervy, but I suppose that is to be expected on the back of consecutive losses in the league, but we were disappointed not to go into the break in front.

"We lacked confidence in the early exchanges, but the players coming into the team grew as the match progressed and the changes proved to be the right ones.

"We wanted to get two up front, Michael Higdon can't keep going Saturday to Tuesday and vice versa at the moment so we decided Mark McNulty was ready for a start, the same applies to Jose (Baxter), who has been unlucky not to play more this season.

"It doesn't do the team any harm to keep things fresh in the opening month of the season and we won't risk players carrying knocks at this stage with over eight months left to go."

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