Date: 25th October 2015 at 4:20pm
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Head coach Tony Pulis has declared himself pleased with the attacking display on show against Norwich City yesterday.

Audio – Pulis On Norwich Win

Speaking to in his post game press conference, Pulis admitted the only disappointment for him on the day was that we didn’t increase the margin of victory as he’d have liked a few more of our opportunities to have found the net – but taking all three points and keeping a clean sheet didn’t leave him that disappointed in reality.

Speaking about our attacking play on the day, he explained.

‘The players do a lot of work on the training ground and work hard on certain aspects. We talk about clean sheets more because of the record I’ve got but we did well going forward and got our rewards. I’m a manager who likes to play wide players – Sessegnon and McClean did that, both did well. McClean was outstanding and is getting better and better now. The quality of our play going forward was good.’

With record signing Salomon Rondon getting the winning goal on the day with his 46th minute strike, Pulis went on to say that he remains surpremely confident that he’ll find the net on a regular occasion for us, but he appreciates getting a lull in international fixtures with the travelling the striker has to do will no doubt aide a continued upturn in his performances.

‘I’ve said it before. Next month we’ll be into our fourth month of the season yet we’ll have had them away for internationals for two months.
Salomon spends 22 hours flying to Venezuela, he’s a national hero over there and I just don’t think he’s had the time to rest and pick up his performances. You only have to watch him in training how good he is. He will score goals.’

Pulis also explained that on his day’s off because of the ‘star’ he is over there he’s doing functions and meet and greets and whilst it’s far from ideal as players do need down time, we knew what we were signing, so accept it and look to do what we can to make sure he hits his top form for us.

As for the overall performance on the day, he ended by saying.

‘First quarter of an hour Norwich did well. Their support was sucking the ball down their end. But as the game wore on we got a grip of it and we’re disappointed not to be ahead at half-time. Dawson and Salomon missed chances, we should have had a penalty from a free-kick and we played well in the second half.’

Sky Sports also have him quoted as saying.

‘I think in the first 10 minutes, Norwich came out of the blocks, which we knew they would do. They caused us problems. Once we had seen that first period out, I think the quality – the opportunities and chances we created – meant we played some really good football. The only thing is is we have created great opportunities and great chances and again, we’ve only come away with one goal.’

As for the second half showing, he went on to add.

‘We just wanted to get on our front foot. We’d finished the half so well and sometimes you really are concerned. The worst thing that can happen is half time because it stops the flow of the game and the game was flowing our way. But fair play to the lads, the quality of our play and the chances we created today was first class away from home.’

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