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Midweek performances please Gaffer

25 September 2014

Nigel Clough reserved special mentions for a handful of individuals following Tuesday's Capital One Cup triumph at Leyton Orient, including praise for the Blades midweek match winner.


Speaking after the 1-0 victory in London, which subsequently earnt the Blades a last 16 tie at the MK Dons, Clough was especially pleased with the physicality and character demonstrated by his players.


The Gaffer remarked: "James Wallace was very good for an hour or so, he got us going early on, he was instrumental on getting us on the front foot and he offers us controlled aggression.


"Michael Higdon was much better; he held the ball up and was a good target. His around game was good and he deserved his goal.


"We competed for every single ball in all areas of the field, Chris Porter was excellent when he came on and took over from where Michael had left off.


"Stephen McGinn was another who did really well. He hasn't played much this season, he hasn't been in the 18 a lot of the time, but he hasn't moaned and has just worked hard in each training session and has been a great professional to have around the place.


"It was also Jamie Murphy's best performance of the season, we have kept playing him in the hope he would find some form and hopefully that will give him a boost."


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