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Barry-Murphy Hails Player's Dedication

20 October 2019

Brian Barry-Murphy was full of praise for his side following Saturday’s 3-1 win over Bolton Wanderers.

Victory at the University of Bolton Stadium recorded back-to-back wins for the first time this season, following on from last week’s 2-1 success over Accrington Stanley.

Barry-Murphy believes his group are seeing rewards of the commitment put into training each day.  

He said: “The players have been amazing with their application and dedication. It has been a tough three or four weeks for us, and a very tough ten days – physically – for our lads.

“They have put everything into it and are at different stages of their training programme.  

“We know they haven’t been at their best physically so to get a result against a team rapidly improving under Keith Hill is testament to the players.

“It was amazing to see and I am very, very proud of all of our players.

“Our midfielders work very hard every day to try and grab more goals and it a process that they want to score more.

“The only way they will get the goals we feel their ability justifies is repetition over and over again in training – which we are doing.

“These guys are amazing in training. The culture we are creating at the club is one of constant improvement.

“In moments in the last few weeks, when results haven’t been what we have wanted, I was insistent the process remained the same and we got the fruits of that today.”

Jay Lynch made his first league appearance this season following a training injury to Robert Sánchez in the build-up to the match.

Fabio Tavares contributed his own first – a goal to seal all three points for Dale.

Barry-Murphy spoke of the admiration amongst himself and the players for both men.  

“Because of the player involved there is an admiration for Fabio and a story behind it,” added the gaffer.

“His dedication and his personality is one of incredible humbleness.

“His journey has been rapid over the last few months but that has been constant in his time at the club.

“Players of that dedication are admired in the dressing room and everybody wanted him to score.

“He will score lots and lots of goals for us for as long as he is with us.

“He is a very serious talent emerging quickly.

“Robert tweaked his knee on Thursday. We could have pushed him to try be fit but we had planned for this and had Jay Lynch ready to go.

“Jay has been training equally as well and the competition between them is fierce.

“He had an amazing season last year for Fylde – 20 clean sheets in a season capped by a play-off final.

“He is an amazing guy. It is similar to Fabio with the admiration amongst the lads and is someone they look up to.”


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