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Delaney - Chelsea Victory Wasn't Lucky

Defender Damien Delaney has said our victory over Chelsea last weekend was not lucky, he was hard earned and credit to the game plan the gaffer wanted us to follow.

Speaking to News Shopper as everybody continues to celebrate a massive three points, the Republic of Ireland international dismissed any notion that we had been lucky last Saturday, saying it was a result we deserved from a perfect game plan.

'It wasn't lucky at all. Our game plan worked really well although a second goal would've made it a lot easier on my heart! I'm a bit too old to keep going into injury time at 0-0 or winning 1-0.'

Delaney goes on to say that we are very good at stifling teams and we have improved on that score as the season has gone on, and it's not the first team we have kept a team quiet and limited their clear cut chances in games, just this time we got the goal, albeit an own goal, that swung all the points in our favour instead of other games where it has unfortunately gone against us.

'We're good at stifling teams, we've done it to a lot of teams this year. We might not be the most pleasing on the eye or the best to look at but as long as we've got more points than three other teams at the end of the season then we won't mind about that.'

At the moment that is all it's about really. Gutsy and driven displays where the players wear their hearts on the sleeves and we pick up points to ensure survival. We have players capable of being pretty on the eye, but it's all about results at the moment and ensuring we go end to end with teams.

Flair can come when we are comfortable and safe really, and having never maintained our top flight status since the inception of the Premier League, this is the season we can change that and for Delaney he feels that's more important to the fans and the players than being a little bit prettier on the eye.

'If we could stay up this year, what it would do for this club is amazing, but we've got to do it and that is what we are concentrating on. The fans were brilliant, it was deafening at times and that's how it's been all year. They've stuck with us throughout.

Minus Fulham he does add, but nontheless.

'Hopefully we can give them another year in the Premier League.'

And following the Chelsea result that certainly looks far more likely now but if we can squeeze ourselves above those above us in the next few matches, the table will look a lot healthier and we'll have given ourselves a bit more room to breath in matches between now and the end of the campaign.

Big month again for us in April, hopefully we can build on the last result now and kick on that touch further.

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Writer: Eddy Eagle Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday April 1 2014

Time: 5:51PM


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