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Purdie praises players

Saturday Sep 20, 2014

 The Lambs, playing their first game under caretaker manager Rob Purdie and assistant Paul Green came back from a goal down at home to Colwyn Bay to record a point this afternoon and Purdie, the 31 year old defender who combines time at The Lamb coaching youth players in Hereford couldn't praise the squad enough.

 'After a difficult week the dressing room could have gone either way," Purdie said after the final whistle had blown, 'but the spirit has been and continues to be excellent from everyone in the squad. Although everyone has said they had been giving their all I saw more from them this afternoon - 100% rather than perhaps 80% and I think a win would have been just reward for the hard work.'


 'Having Paul (Green) and Dave (Hibbert) in the dugout today really helped us although I think Paul lost his voice after about 30 minutes!
 'We were able to see what was happening from all angles and although injuries and suspension obviously didn't help us I think that we played the best we have all season this afternoon.
 'We could have rushed players in to the squad and into the starting eleven to plug gaps but decided to give TJ (Thomas James) and Connor (Taylor) a run out as they have been patient this season and waited their chance, and they didn't disappoint.
 'We controlled the game for 70-75 minutes and when needed James (Belshaw) he came up with some top draw saves. It was a soft penalty to concede and it was great that James got himself behind the spot kick.
 'We go into the FA Cup next week and if we can take the standards we have set ourselves into the game we hopefully won;t go far wrong.'

 'With regard to the managerial position, the whole squad has bought into what we are have been handed.
 'The chairman (Bob Andrews) has not given us a time frame but he has said he won't rush into a decision, so we will take each game as it comes and we are going to do the very best we can for the club and the team and the fans while we are given the opportunity.'

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