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Delaney: Full Throttle For 90 Minutes

30 August 2015

Damien Delaney was quick to point out the victory at Chelsea was not a fortunate one but a well-deserved three points to take back from west London.

"That was full throttle for 90 minutes. It wasn't a sit-in, 11-men beside the ball game. We had a good few chances and could have made it more comfortable. We've come here the last two years, sat in and got beat. But we said 'if we're going to get beat, let's have a go'.

"Once we got them on the back foot we thought we could keep them low after their start to the season."

The defender’s performance played a massive part in the win and he received many plaudits for his efforts up against Diego Costa.

“Yes, it’s been a while since I had that, a good old-fashioned League Two battle,” smiled Delaney as he spoke post match.

“I spent a lot of my career in the lower leagues, raised on battling with big, bruising centre forwards, obviously Costa’s a good player too, so I enjoyed that today.”

The skipper spoke of his delight at the club’s start to the season and also how his fellow squad members just continue to learn about life in the top flight.

“A lot of the lads here have not played regularly in the Premier League, just a season here or there, gone up or down a division, so we’ve got a point to prove, which is a good way to be,” Delaney told the official website.

“We’ve already got nine points and it took us until November to get that total in the past couple of seasons. To get it from four games is exceptional and we have to keep that momentum.”

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