Date: 23rd November 2015 at 7:06pm
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Interim head coach Karel Fraeye has spoken of his delight at notching up back to back wins following the weekend’s encounter with Birmingham.

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Audio – Fraeye On Birmingham Win

Taking the game one nil, Fraeye explained to the Official Site in his post game press conference that it was a fully deserved victory in his mind.

With skipper Johnnie Jackson heading the winner on the hour mark to notch up his 50th club goal. Fraeye explained.

‘Very, very pleased. It was the perfect away game from us. We were very organised, we had some chances and it was a deserved win. Results like this just don`t come; hard work pays off and we are getting the benefits of that now.’

Asked what he thought was key to the victory, Fraeye went on to say that against Sheffield Wednesday ahead of the international break we put in a very good performance following our ‘very difficult time’ and for him the main difference was added confidence and more belief following that result.

‘Two weeks ago against Sheffield Wednesday we put in a very good performance after a very difficult time. That gave us the confidence to stand up in the tough moments that we faced today. We know if Jackson has space in the box and gets the right ball – he will score. I have a very good relationship with him and we really appreciate each other. Since day one, I started working with him because I know he`s very important for the team and young players. I`m very pleased that in his fifth game, he scored his third goal.’

Building on the confidence issue, he went on to admit that one of his biggest jobs when coming into the club was to try and put the smile back on people faces again.

‘A lot of speaking, and good training sessions to bring the smiles back on the players` faces. That was very hard because our first game was away at Middlesbrough and we were not ready to play that game. We had a little improvement away at MK Dons and then against Sheffield Wednesday we kept possession and played some very good football.’

There was also praise for goalkeeper Stephen Henderson for his own performance and stops in the match.

‘Stephen Henderson is a quality goalkeeper and after the international break he came back with a lot of confidence and a will to be part of the national team in June.’

As for his own future at the club, that question was again asked.

‘I`ve said often that it doesn`t matter for me if it is interim. We will see what happens week to week and it will never affect my work. I work from early in the morning until late at night and I will continue to give everything that I have got.’

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