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Boss on goal sources

20 January 2014

Speaking after Saturday's draw with Bradford City, boss Nigel Clough says he is pleased to see goals coming from a variety of sources.

Jamie Murphy netted his third goal in his last five appearances, whilst Harry Maguire reclaimed United's leading scorer tag and Clough insists spreading the goals throughout the squad remains imperative.

He remarked: "We want to get different people in scoring positions, we can't just rely on the strikers and we don't have what could be noted as a goalscorer at the club at the moment.

"We have scored five goals in our last two home matches and on another day we would have won comfortably, as we did against Tranmere.

The Gaffer continued: "Billy (Paynter) made a positive impact; he is a real physical presence and a focal point of the attack. He linked up well with Jose (Baxter) and won his fair share of headers.

"He tired approaching the hour and can't play in the FA Cup so we thought Chris Porter could make the difference.

"Jose Baxter is fine, we were told he was concussed and then we were told he had a knee problem, but he was just a bit shaken up.

"We didn't win the game but we are setting an example of how we want to play, especially at home. It was wave after wave of pressure and nine times out of time we will win playing like that, regardless of the opposition."

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