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Remarkable achievement

14 March 2014

Jose Baxter says he is 'honoured' to have had the chance to be part of the United squad that made it ten wins on the spin in all competitions against Carlisle United.

Baxter's 28th minute strike proved decisive against the Cumbrians, but speaking afterwards, he refused to take all the limelight, instead he took the opportunity to congratulate his team-mates and the management team on a 'remarkable achievement'.

The former Oldham man remarked: "Personally I am honoured to have been part of the squad that has achieved so much in the last few weeks.

"Getting to the FA Cup semi-final still doesn't seem real at the moment, but the fact is we have won ten matches on the bounce and everyone has contributed along the way.

"It is a remarkable achievement, not many teams in any country win ten consecutive matches very often, so it is something to be very proud of.

"We are in excellent form at both ends of the field, we attack as a team and defend as a team, the Gaffer and the staff have also installed a real belief and team spirit within the changing room and that is crucial to being successful."

Reflecting on Wednesday night and his winning goal, Baxter added: "It was a good finish and one I was pleased with, but it wouldn't have been possibly without the pass from Conor (Coady) and the passes before that, it was a real team goal.

"We really had to graft hard in the second-half to ensure all three points so full credit must go to Carlisle, they came here fighting for their lives and they desperately wanted to win the game.

"But the way we dug in and ground it out in the last 20 minutes emphasises the commitment and desire to keep this run going for as long as possible."

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