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Ledley On Midfield Work Rate

19 September 2016

Joe Ledley played a major part in Sunday's victory and spoke post-match about the role he is currently playing just in front of the back four.  

"At home we have been disappointed with our form at times but in this game we played some great football. Even though I am playing just in front of the back four I do like to attack as well but with the three of us in midfield we can mix it up, its great to play with Maccer and Punch in there as they work their socks off but we also got the ball down and played some great football in this win."

Not only did the 4-1 victory get many plaudits but the amount of ball that the side had in the game was recognised and Ledley was pleased that the work put in on the training ground was coming through in Premier League action.    

"We have been working in training at just not sitting in and defending all game, its also important that we attack and get goals and that is what we were able to do in this victory. We were fantastic straight from the off and started well just like last week at Middlesbrough so it was important to continue that. 

Ledley, 29, was delighted to see one of his fellow midfielders, James McArthur, score his first of the season although he admitted he was surpised to see it end up in the back of the net. 

"He's a fantastic player, I am good mates with him so its great to see him doing so well and getting goals to his game as well, even though I thought his goal was going wide he was happy to take it !"

The Wales international left proceedings with 12 minutes remaining of the victory and was delighted at the reception he received from the home contingent in a crowd of just under 24,000.  

"Its always nice to be appreciated in what you do and even though I don't get many goals I am there doing what I need to do for the team and help make them play. The fans have been fantastic to me since I have been here so hopefully I have many more performances to come."

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