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Mousinho: A Pleasure To Watch

Boss reflects on win at Northampton

2 December 2023

John Mousinho
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Fixture News

Mousinho: A Pleasure To Watch

Boss reflects on win at Northampton

2 December 2023

John Mousinho admitted after the final whistle that it was the coldest he had been at a game – either as a player or in the dug-out.

But a 3-0 victory at Northampton certainly provided plenty of warmth to all those who made the trip to Sixfields Stadium.

Sean Raggett headed home an early opener, with Paddy Lane then netting either side of the break on a comfortable afternoon for the visitors.

And Mousinho was delighted with the way his side have bounced back this week after losing their unbeaten record against Blackpool last Saturday.

The Blues boss said: “I thought we were excellent from start to finish and were professional in the first half.

“That meant we earned the right to play some of the football we did after the break – it was a pleasure to watch.

“My only criticism would be that we didn’t put the game to bed even further because we had so many chances.

“I know I sound quite greedy, but I still remember having a nervy final few minutes in the win at Barnsley!

"I thought we were excellent from start to finish and were professional in the first half."

John Mousinho

“Sean was a massive threat in the opposition box and headed everything away that came into our one.

“A lot of our play came through him and Conor Shaughnessy at the back being brave on the ball and that was really pleasing.

“When the deliveries are that good and you attack them, then it becomes a simple game. We got that goal, which opened things up and that suited us.

“Paddy was disappointing last weekend by his own admission, but took the opportunity brilliantly – it turns out he’s a left winger.

“Considering that was Kusini Yengi’s first league start for us, he was really impressive and did the simple things well.

“After deservedly losing at home last weekend, we’ve had two tough away games and got six points from them.”

Mousinho also provided an update on Colby Bishop after the striker injured his ankle at Burton on Tuesday night.

He said: “We’re sending it for a second opinion to check a few things, but we’re relatively positive about the situation after the scan.

“It’s not the terrible news that I think everyone was perhaps fearing and we’re looking at weeks rather than months.”


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