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Praise from Clough

21 August 2014

Nigel Clough reserved special praise for Ben Davies and the 1,000+ supporters who witnessed Tuesday's first win of the season at Peterborough United.

Davies struck the decisive blow at London Road to secure all three points with less than 10 minutes remaining against Darren Ferguson's side and speaking in the aftermath of the victory, Clough complimented the 33-year-old and Craig Alcock, formerly of the Posh, for the way they combined down the right.

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

"Ben and Craig get on well off the field (they room together) despite only knowing each other a few weeks and you can see they are developing an understanding down the right. We wanted to get Craig (Alcock) back into his better position of right-back."

On the fans that backed the team vocally from start to finish, the Gaffer added: "We have got a long way to go, nobody is promoted or relegated in August, we have 43 games to go but this is a positive step in the right direction.

"The supporters were fantastic, they stuck with us even after conceding and they certainly played a part in the second-half performance. It was great that the winning goal came at their end. We now want to give them a performance to cheer against Crawley at the weekend."

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