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Hill: "We've Got A Good Group Of Players"

27 October 2017

Speaking to iFollow ahead of Saturday’s trip to Plymouth Argyle, Manager Keith Hill has said that the victory over Bristol Rovers last weekend will give his side confidence, but insists the hard work must continue in order to take advantage of the win.

“There was a fighting spirit to secure the victory, but we need more control,” said Hill.

“We’re working on those aspects on a daily basis, with all the players, including those that aren’t playing.

“We’ve got a good group of players but we’ve got to make sure that they are a winning group of players, and that there’s a winning application every day.

“We will take the confidence from the victory, but the process is continued hard work to make sure we take advantage of that victory.”

He continued: “The victory was important. Bristol Rovers didn’t have too much penetration, but they maybe had too much control of the game in terms of possession. But that’s to be debated – what control means in and out of possession.

“There’s a lot football teams now in England that are going to less possession but more control of the game, which for me is a sad sign of modern day trends and successes.

“The trends are suggesting that teams are going to less possession, but being very effective with that. I can see the advantages of it, but, for me, I still want my team to have more than the lion’s share of possession and we didn’t have that on Saturday, especially in the second half.

“There can be negative possession, but I’m still of the adage that if the opposition don’t have the ball, then they can’t score.

“I think if you’re winning games that’s not negative possession, that’s good possession, that’s controlling a game when you’re winning, and I think we needed more of that on Saturday.

“But we got the job done, we got the 1-0 victory, and we take that confidence into this week to make sure we’re better against Plymouth.”

You can watch the full interview on iFollow.

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