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Fleck praises duo

8 February 2017

John Fleck heaped the praise on Jake Wright and debutant James Hanson, following last Saturday's emphatic home victory over AFC Wimbledon.

The 25-year-old midfielder who got on the scoresheet himself in the second-half, felt Wright and fellow goalscorer Hanson, who were Chris Wilder's two changes from the side that lost to Fleetwood, deserved the plaudits.

He remarked: "I thought James was absolutely brilliant, a real handful.

"You see what he does during a game, and his heading is unbelievable. He can make a bad ball a good one.

"Sometimes, if you are stuck in a bit of trouble, you can hook it on and James can bring it down or flick it on.

"Jake came back in and I thought he was outstanding. He is a big voice out on the pitch and helps everyone out. He's got real leadership qualities."

Fleck was also pleased to see United raise their game against the Dons after three games without a victory.

The Scotsman added: "We had spoken about the last couple of weeks not being good enough, results-wise.

"So, we all came together last week and had a chat, and thankfully it has paid off. Hopefully, this form can continue through the rest of the month."

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