Rob Edwards reaction to victory at Sheffield United! | News

Rob Edwards spoke of a “brilliant” away win after Carlton Morris’s goal secured a tenth league win away in the second tier for the first time in the club’s history.

“It’s a great victory,” said the manager. “I think the lads were brilliant and you have to be if you want to win here at Bramall Lane. It is a very difficult place to come.

“I thought that in the first half we were the better team. We really put them at ease. I just felt like our last third could have been a bit sharper and maybe we could have caused them a few more problems, but we had a lot of control periods and seemed pretty comfortable.

“I thought we could have been a bit better when we got the ball back and also in transition sometimes, but scoring the goal at the time we did it in the second half was great. It was a brilliant play by Eli.

“And then they’re going to start throwing everything at him. They are second in the league, a great stadium, a great crowd and all that, and they really start to put us in danger, but I think we defended very well.”

Edwards admitted he was depressed after losing midfielder Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu to injury in the first half, after Alfie Doughty and Jordan Clark suffered knocks in training and had to miss the game.

“I’m a little bit devastated too because I feel sorry for Pelly,” Edwards said. “As I just told the guys, we have to take care of each other. We are a family and he gives everything for this club, and then Bez when he came in gave absolutely everything, as all the boys always do, and he helped us overcome.

“It’s a great result, of course it is, and we have to celebrate and enjoy it, and the fans have to. They have traveled in large numbers on a long journey, so thanks to them.

“But I kind of feel for Pelly today, and we’ve lost a couple guys in the last two days, big players for us.”


Leave a Reply