Date: 23rd March 2014 at 8:07pm
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Manager Mike Jackson has talked of his delight at seeing us fight back from a goal down to take the win and all three points in the game against Bradford City yesterday.

New loan signing Shaun Miller had the perfect start as he made his debut from the bench and grabbed the all important winner at the death and it really wasn’t anything we didn’t deserve for the overall performance and the many chances we created on the day.

Speaking to the Official Site at the end of the game, Jackson explained.

‘It’s great and credit to the lads for a great reaction to going 1-0 down when everyone was writing us off. It was about the people on the pitch, the subs and everyone in the squad who has given a lot and haven’t half worked hard to get that. Overall I think we deserved to win the game.’

Jackson goes on to say that in the second half he wasn’t best pleased with how we came back out because he felt we were sitting too deep and not attacking with as much intent as we did in the first period where he thought we were well on top. In fact in his mind not only should we have had the lead in the opening 45 minutes but it could well have been game over at the break, but as that wasn’t to be, we certainly had it all to do in the second period once we went behind and although he feels we should’ve scored more, in the end, we scored enough.

As for the reaction to going behind, the gaffer adds.

‘You are thinking here we go again, but we have made the changes and I wanted us to pass the ball more and get on the ball. We had the players to do that and we started to and were brave. Connor has stepped through and intercepted the ball, passed it and set it off for our first goal with Aaron feeding Boz. Then for the winner it’s a great shot from Shaun which was brilliant.’

Jackson goes on to say that he thought the reaction of Jon Taylor was perfect to being left out, and he certainly stepped up his own game in the match as well.

With a few players coming back into real contention fitness wise, one disappointment of the game is that Jackson thinks we have now lost Dave McAllister to injury for a while, but assessments will have to be made there.

Carlisle next and hopefully back to back wins.

‘The great escape is on so we are looking forward to that game.’

With Carlisle above us by a place and a point, and Tranmere only a further point in front of them, the league table could well look different following the midweek games and that’s what we’ll be aiming for.