Date: 21st March 2016 at 5:28pm
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Manager Neil McDonald and defender Tom Aldred have both given their response to victory over Crewe Alexandra at the weekend.

With goals coming from Jack Redshaw and Aldred himself to give us the two one victory – despite being down to ten men – McDonald was delighted to see them miss their stoppage time penalty because he felt victory was deserved on the day.

Speaking to the Official Site in his post game press interviews, McDonald was obviously a relieved and delighted man with the three points.

‘We should have really finished them off with the chances that we had, but we didn’t. We got a little bit of luck with them missing the penalty, but we thoroughly deserved to win the game in my opinion. We took the lead and then Jack got sent off so it was backs against the wall but they all stood up to be counted today and we fully deserved the victory.’

With Aldred’s being the winner on the day, a minute after Crewe had tied the scores up, McDonald knew that response was vital for confidence given the position we find ourselves in and the season we’ve had.

‘It was vitally important that we got that second goal because some of our play deserved that. Every man stood up to put their body on the line and we got there in the end. The players are buzzing in the changing room, which they should be, because we haven’t won for quite a while. Hopefully this is the start of our recovery. Looking at the other results as well, it’s a fantastic result for us.’

As for man of the match Aldred, in his own post game interviews he called on the side to kick on after this result and really start pushing ourselves up the table now having exited the bottom four.

‘We’ve not been getting the rub of the green and we’ve been on the wrong side of the fine lines recently, but we’ve come out on the right side of a rollercoaster game at Crewe. It’s important that we use that now to kick on. We’ve got back-to-back games in the space of four games and it’s important that we try and take as many points from those as we can.’

With the goal being his fifth of the season, he went on to add.

‘We work a set-play where I obviously get myself up as a target. We were working on that when we had 11 men on the pitch but unfortunately when we went down to 10 I couldn’t really get myself up. When the equaliser went in we threw caution to the wind and I managed to get myself up and it fortunately landed for me. Fortunately lady luck was on our side with the late penalty and we managed to come away with a massive three points.’

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