Our good shape was huge. We could've been better with the ball, surely. But the reason we had the clean sheet was the back three did very well. And when we lost the ball, we always had somebody defending, within distance to close the ball down. Our shape
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I think we'd like to add a couple of faces. There are a couple teams making drastic changes, but that I think won't help us at all. We just want to make it tougher on the current players by adding some new ones. So, coming into the new season, people are looking over their shoulders, pushing harder to keep their place.
The first thing with Clint is that he likes to play the game. He trains exactly how he plays and goes hard every day, so on Saturdays he gets the benefit. He's always trying new things, new tricks. The biggest thing is to try and point him in the right direction about when and when not to use the tools he has.
They have ability. The players have quality. The hard part is putting everybody together. They have a problem doing that. They're obviously putting it together as a team now.
(Ralston) is 100 percent fit but he's had one week's training since November. He'll be on the bench. He's not going to start the game -- he's not ready for that, but we may ease him back in. If the opportunity arises and we can get him some time then we will.
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