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2 May 2014

United manager Russ Wilcox has thanked chairman Peter Swann and the board of directors for allowing him to take more numbers to Exeter City last weekend.

Wilcox said before the 45th match of the season how he wanted to take the full squad down for the crunch match, which saw promotion confirmed, prompting celebrations between the players and the brilliant travelling army of Iron fans.

“It was good we could take the whole team down to Exeter,” the manager told The Iron Player.

“The chairman has allowed that and it’s good as the trip cost increases as you take more numbers with you.”

The likes of George Grayson and Luke Hornsey were part of the group of lesser experienced players to travel to the south of England with the group for the club’s penultimate game of the season.

“I thought it was fantastic for the younger members of the squad," he said.

“Some of them might not have featured this season, but it’s still a great experience and it gives them the appetite for a taste of what they can achieve in the first team in future.”

It gave the manager an opportunity to keep his close-knit group together, something he thinks is an important aspect of managing a successful squad.

He stated: “All the top teams have a good team spirit and you’ve got to work at developing that.

“You can have your nights out and bonding sessions, but Tuesdays and Saturdays is when it matters, out on the pitch when you work hard and graft for each other.”

See much more from Russ Wilcox on The Iron Player.

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