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Harris: I can't be more pleased

16 December 2023

Club News

Harris: I can't be more pleased

16 December 2023

Cambridge United Head Coach Neil Harris was ecstatic with the application his side showed as they secured a 2-1 comeback success against play-off chasing Blackpool on his Abbey Stadium debut…

Heading into the encounter, the U’s were without a victory in five Sky Bet League One matches, but they returned to winning ways with a creditable reaction to going behind as Elias Kachunga and Gassan Ahadme continued their recent form by scoring the goals that secured the points.

Moments after coconuts was cued and he was finished celebrating with a vibrant home crowd, the boss addressed the media.

On the victory…

“My first home game at the Abbey and I can’t be more pleased with the points. Obviously we had to ride the storm with the end against a top, top side that ask a lot of questions of you.

“One place that the lads weren’t nervous on was the pitch.”

On the spirit shown…

“You’re 2-1 up, you feel in control, never really felt under pressure, and then you lose one of your most experienced players on the pitch to a red card. Then we have to make a decision on how we’re going to try and see the game out.

“Credit goes to the players. I must praise the players, because it’s not always just about shape, it’s about discipline, desire and ultimately it’s about personality and character to get three points – and we showed that today.”

On building momentum…

“We’ve played two top sides who could easily be in the top six come the end of the season… And we’ve got four points and possibly deserve six - it will give a lot of belief.

“I’ve just said to the boys ‘well done, enjoy the weekend and on Monday they’re ready to work on Exeter because that’s a huge game for us.”

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