Date: 25th March 2015 at 3:32pm
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Manager Nigel Clough was delighted with the comprehensive four nil victory over Scunthorpe last night.

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Speaking to the Official Site following the game, a pleased Clough was more than satisfied with on loan Hearts player Holt’s first goal for the club since arriving, and with him getting the ball rolling for us, Jose Baxter got a brace from the penalty spot, either side of a Jamie Murphy strike.

‘It was our best performance for two or three months, it was convincing and although the three points are important that display will certainly have a positive effect on our confidence. We have been asking the players to get on the front foot from the start and stay positive, sometimes that is difficult when we are edgy and nervous, but from the first minute we were dominant.’

Clough went on to say that for him once we got into our stride in the game we didn’t look back and it was completely ‘one way traffic’ from us.

‘At half-time we told the players not to give them any encouragement, but at the same time keep attacking and get more goals. It was one of those games when we looked like scoring each time we attacked.’

Wit the game being Holt’s first strike since arriving from the Scottish club on loan, the gaffer added that he felt the new players were clicking nicely now and in many ways that performance showed what they could give us moving forward when properly settled at the club.

‘The new players are settling in nicely, Brayford and Basham are looking good together, the midfield three were the best they have been and having Flynny back gave us a big lift. With Ryan on one side and Jamie (Murphy) on the other we have that balance and Steven Davies was excellent again up top. Steven hasn’t scored yet, but that doesn’t bother us at all, his all round play has been fantastic and he is contributing to others scoring.’

With back to back victories now following the Port Vale game, United sit nicely inside the play off spots and the gaffer knows that we seem to be hitting form at the right time again now, and promotion remains in our hands.

‘This win on the back of Saturday’s doesn’t give the teams chasing us any encouragement and that’s important, if we are winning games then they know they pretty much have to win all their remaining fixtures to have any chance of catching us.’​

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