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Leacock: Let's build on good away point

16 November 2014

Defender pleased to make it four unbeaten in League

Dean Leacock says Reds rediscovered their defensive resilience as they picked up an excellent point at Oldham in Sky Bet League One on Saturday.

Trailing to Daniel Johnson’s early goal, Gwion Edwards levelled with a long-range strike just before the break and the visitors defended resolutely in the second half as it finished 1-1.

“That was more like it,” said Dean. “Going out of two cups was hugely disappointing but this time we defended well and showed a lot of resilience. We worked hard, got men behind the ball and came out with a good point.

"We want to keep more clean sheets. We work every day at defending set pieces and the hard work paid off on Saturday when they had a lot of corners, especially in the second half.

“We didn’t start the game well with conceding the early goal but Gwion has got us a brilliant equaliser and in the second half we really dug in and had a couple of chances ourselves on the counter-attack against a good Oldham side.”

Reds now have back-to-back home games against Scunthorpe and Chesterfield to try and climb into the top half of the table.

Dean added: “We have to make our mark at home in these next two games.

“Our home form has been a bit of a let down. We’ve got to fight and scrap and play with more intensity. We’re unbeaten in four now and the next two matches give us the chance to build something.”

Dean’s full interview is now on Reds Player. To watch or subscribe click here.





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