Magilton delighted with team's response

BEAMING Jim Magilton was delighted with his team's response as Town disposed of Derby after defeat at Doncaster.

Derek Davis

By Derek Davis

BEAMING Jim Magilton was delighted with his team's response as Town disposed of Derby after defeat at Doncaster.

Pablo Counago netted his fifth Town goal when he outmanoeuvred Claude Davis who failed to deal with a Jon Walters header and coolly slotted past Northern Ireland number one Roy Carroll.

Walters got the goal he deserved following terrific work from David Wright who pulled the ball back. Debut-making substitute Darren Powell made a complete hash of an attempted clearance and the ball fell to Walters who turned smartly to finish.

After going 10 games without scoring Walters celebrated in quirky style in front of the North Stand.

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Magilton said: “We played well throughout. We started brightly and had a real enthusiasm to our game. We had all the good things that we lacked last week and paid the price.

“We got back on track and I'm extremely pleased with that and that both strikers scored.

“Pablo is always calm in those situations and Jon's work ethic alone deserved a goal.

“I'm also pleased also that we kept a clean sheet.”

Although Walters took the accolades Magilton preferred not to pick out an individual.

He said: “Jon has adaptability and play wide or through the middle and move quickly.

“He has a marvellous attitude and is very clever.

“He's difficult to stop and people try and work him out but it is difficult.

“But overall our play was very good and everyone did well.

“Darren Ambrose played well on his second return, while David Wright has been very consistent and a solid pro.

“Ben Thatcher put in a very solid performance. The whole back four was comfortable, as was the keeper, so it was good to keep a clean sheet and hopefully that will help build confidence.”