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Gaffer reflects on another win

30 July 2015

Speaking after Wednesday's comfortable win against Macclesfield Town at Moss Rose, Nigel Adkins was delighted to see his side score four goals for a second consecutive evening.

Having witnessed a strong U21s side beat Matlock Town 4-1 on Tuesday night, goals from Billy Sharp on his third debut and a brace from Che Adams after an own goal had opened the scoring paved the way for a fourth win from five friendlies to date.

Reflecting on the victory, the Gaffer commented: "We scored four excellent goals, the first one was from a free-kick and the second was an excellent finish from Billy (Sharp), after terrific work down the right between Kieron (Freeman) and Jamal (Campbell-Ryce).

"We scored another two goals in the second-half which came from us controlling the game and dominating the ball.

"But let's be fair we could and should have scored more, saying that it was an excellent workout and it was nice to see Che (Adams) get another couple of goals.

"Billy and Connor (Sammon) haven't had many minutes in pre-season, so we always planned to get around an hour into them and Conor could have got on the scoresheet too, but he showed what he is about."

Meanwhile, Adkins admitted his frustration at losing a player to injury in both aforementioned outings, the only negative of both games.

He added: "It was unfortunate for Matty (Done), he just landed on his collarbone at Matlock having challenged for a ball and the bone cracked. It is another blow for him after he suffered earlier in pre-season with a pelvic problem from last season.

"Jamal has worked extremely hard in pre-season and has looked sharp. He told me after the game he felt great, but out of the blue he has damaged his hamstring, so that is one we will have to assess."

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