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Post Match Quotes – Alex Rae (20/02/2016)



By Stuart Gillespie at the Paisley 2021 Stadium

Saints closed to within five points of the promotion play-offs this afternoon with a narrow win over Dumbarton. Manager Alex Rae gives his thoughts.

Alex said: “We wanted to try to bounce back after the disappointment of last week. We thought we did okay last week and probably deserved something from the game. It wasn’t a great spectacle today. I thought the first half was pretty poor and the only bit of quality we managed to do created a couple of chances.

“We’re just trying to encourage them to do that and in the second half we asked for a higher tempo and it was slightly better but there’s obviously room for improvement. In terms of what the boys are bringing to the table in terms of effort I can’t ask for much more.

“I was talking to someone downstairs and I think it’s been a while since they won three home games on the bounce. I think the actual goal was worthy of the three points. I thought it was a brilliant goal, good link up with both strikers and it was a great finish from Shankland.”

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