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Grayson Satisfied In Victory

7 February 2015

It wasn’t pretty, but North End boss Simon Grayson reiterated that three points is all that matters as the Lilywhites recorded their first win in the league at home since Boxing Day.

A landmark goal for Kevin Davies; his 150th career goal and his first since the same opponents Coventry last season settled the scores. The forward latching onto a cross from Paul Gallagher to head home mid-way through the first-half.

A late long-range effort from John Fleck replicated the last minute equaliser of last season from the Sky Blues, but the ball struck the cross bar to give North End maximum points ahead of the Chesterfield clash next Tuesday.

“We’ve got the three points which is key,” acknowledged Grayson to PNE Player this evening.

“It’s probably the poorest we’ve played in a long time in terms of our retention of the ball - we’ve grinded the result out, but we’ve got to do better.

“We were a little bit physically and mentally tired from the other night, but that’s no excuse and I’ve gone into the players and told them that the performance wasn’t acceptable.

“But we've got the win which is all that matters when you’re involved in football at this level.”

On Davies’ goal, Grayson added: “It was always going to come somewhere down the line and it’s what he’s deserved – he’s been a fantastic servant for the game and hopefully there will be plenty more goals come the end of the season.”    

To watch Simon discuss more on the Coventry win, as well as heap more praise on the Lilywhites number nine, head to PNE Player here.

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