Magilton relieved after better effort

A RELIEVED Jim Magilton was a lot happier with his side after seeing them beat neighbours Colchester to move into the third round of the League Cup.

Derek Davis

A RELIEVED Jim Magilton was a lot happier with his side after seeing them beat neighbours Colchester to move into the third round of the League Cup.

Magilton said: “It was an important win for us. After the huge disappointment of Saturday is was important to bounce back and the manner in which we did was great.

“Kevin Lisbie's goal was an outstanding piece of play.

“Credit to Colchester they hung in there and it was a great finish from Steve Gillespie.

“We looked edgy in the last few minutes but we deserved to win.”

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Town tweaked their formation to use Counago playing behind the strikers and it worked with him scoring the opener.

“The formation suited certain players and it worked. We might have been as decisive as we liked and sometimes Pablo was trying to be too precise but the first time he shoots he scored.

“The keeper might be a bit disappointed with the goal.”

Magilton hinted he may still make another couple of changes for the game at Watford on Saturday.

He said: “Winning breeds confidence and we need that going into Saturday's game.

“We picked the team for Burnley and it worked and we might do the same again at Watford.

Magilton made five changes from the loss against Wolves and it worked.

“My best XI is in my head. A lot of players needed games, there could have been wholesale changes but players benefitted.”

Spaniard Iván Campo made his Town debut and impressed playing deep midfield.

Magilton said: “Iván did very well. When he came off we lost that discipline because he is an experienced footballer who knows the game. A lot of lads play the game without really knowing it.”

derek.davis@eadt.co.uk