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CHAPPERS' PRAISE FOR QUICK-THINKING TEAMMATES

24 January 2022

Conor Chaplin said Sam Morsy and Janoi Donacien's alertness played a big part in Town's winner against Accrington on Saturday.

Sam and Janoi combined with a quick free-kick on the touchline that allowed the defender to drive into Stanley's box before picking out Chappers with a low ball in from the byline.

Chappers, who has now notched eight goals this season, shifted to his right before rifling past Toby Savin and into the roof of the net.

"It was great to see the quick-thinking from the lads," Chappers said.

"We need that type of thing, especially in games like that where your opponent wants to play the game at a slower pace with more stoppages in play.

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"JD took the pass and then it was a good cut-back as well. He's someone that I love playing with, and when he gets into those areas he does everything to get his head up and pick out the pass. That's exactly what he did.

"I have a really good relationship with him, on and off the pitch."

Having won three of the four games since Kieran McKenna took the managerial role at Town, Chappers added that he thinks momentum will be important for the second half of the season.

"The main aim is to kick on," he said.

"We just want to pick up as many points as possible. That's all we can do.

"It was a tough result at Bolton but other than that we have been in good form. We're in a good place, training has been brilliant, and you can see in games what we are trying to do.

"We've got to keep showing that, and fingers crossed we can keep the momentum going."

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