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Watmore Return Pleases Grayson

Watmore Return Pleases Grayson

Manager Simon Grayson has praised Duncan Watmore for his performance in his return to action in the game against Preston North End last weekend.

The 22 year old has missed the last 10 months with a knee injury, but coming on as a second half substitute in the game, Watmore looked like he was trying to make up for lost time in the two all draw, and Grayson told the Official Site that he'd been delighted with him on the day.

'We`ve been playing a safety game with Duncan but it was always our intention for him to get 30 minutes and he looked a threat. He could have had a penalty and I think that incident where he got smashed by the goalkeeper will help as well, because when you come back from a long-term injury the one thing you`re wary of getting some bumps and bruises, and he certainly got knocked about there.'

Reflecting on the game more now with a bit of time passing, the former Preston boss went on to say.

'When we went behind it was a good atmosphere and it was lively. The supporters were behind their team but we didn`t crumble. We responded and we got over that little storm when they came at us, but ultimately we stayed in the game and it was a great goal from Geads to get back in it.'

Grayson ended by saying.

'We`ve shown what we mean at this football club, we didn't get the perfect result but the care and passion that we showed as every man contributed. It`s going to be a balance over the next two weeks before we play again between work, lads away on international duty and some rest as well. One or two will benefit from the rest and one or two will benefit from a couple of (under-23) games coming up as well, but overall we`ll look forward to going into the QPR game with more confidence.'

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Thursday October 5 2017
Time: 9:00AM

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