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POINT SHARED WITH CREWE “BETTER THAN NOTHING” SAYS MITOV

13 March 2019

No side ever goes into fixtures without a hunger to win says U’s keeper Dimitar Mitov, but the Bulgarian is satisfied United have taken what they can from consecutive home games at the Abbey.

The 22-year old, who is enjoying his brightest run of games in the number one shirt, admits whilst the side hasn’t quite met its own standards on home soil in the recent games with Oldham and Crewe they continue to have a spring in their step having shown character to avoid defeat.

He said: “We have set ourselves some really good standards of late. We have been good at home, winning plenty of games. Tonight I thought we started in the first five or ten minutes brilliantly but after that we just dropped the tempo and probably didn’t attack enough.

“You want to win every game of course. Whether we are at home, away and against any team we always try to win. I really don’t think that there are many football clubs that will ever come out to play for a draw, because every team wants to win.

“We maybe should have picked up more points in the last two home games but it is what it is and we just keep going.

“It was important and it was something that was said at half time by the gaffer, if there isn’t the chance to win the game then make sure we don’t lose it. So we take the point because it’s better than nothing and can move on. We go away to Bury on Saturday and we’re going to do everything we can to get three points.”

Mitov confesses to growing in confidence with every fixture that he features for the U’s and praises his fellow goalkeeper David Forde and coach Kevin Pilkington for the support they provide him every day.

“We all know what Fordey has done in his career, he’s been unbelievable and he still keeps going. It’s always fantastic for me as a young goalkeeper who wants to do well, to have two great pros in Fordey and Pilks around every day. They really want to help me.

“Always Pilks keeps telling me you are going to have one save to make. You need to be ready to make that one save which will come. That’s why the best goalkeepers in the world are the best, because they can have nothing to do and then when they are needed, they are there.

“I didn’t have too much to do tonight for example, only the two saves but I was pleased to make them. I feel like I am getting a lot of confidence with the more game that I play. Playing consistently week in, week out really just gives you so much and I hope you can see that out on the pitch.”


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