: There was a bit of a score to settle last week and you certainly started that way, didnít you?
: It took me a long time to overcome last week because I think it was the worst decision I have experienced in my time as a manager, eight years. But finally I and the players managed it.
On Thursday and Friday this week we just focused on this game and knew how important it was after a run of games without a win. We tried a new system and the players have been brilliant executing the game-plan. Everything went according the plan and we got the first goal and then the second soon after and it helped us build confidence.
Today there were a lot of positive things, but we need to keep out feet on the ground because there are areas of our team that need massive improvement if we are seriously thinking of staying in the top ten.
: There were some great deliveries from Jake Bidwell and you had a lot of balls in the box today.
: We knew how Wycombe play and we know the condition of the pitch and I was thinking should we change our style. I didnít change the style, but I changed the formation.
We kept to our principles, but I wanted three physical players in the centre of midfield but also some creativity. Players who can make things happen. And two wing-backs constantly pushing forward. God bless them, the players did a fantastic job.
We had used this formation once before against Hereford and I felt there would be an element of surprise for Wycombe.
We had 12 shots on target and another 8 or 9 off target, so we had 21 or 22 attempts on goal, which is very good.
: Were you concerned going 3-0 up before half time and there were a few moments when the defence seemed to switch off a little. Is that just a concentration thing?
: Well when you are chasing that win and you look at the watch and there are 6 or 7 minutes to go [to half time] and you are three goals up, you do not do your job as you did before and you can see how quick a game can change.
They werenít over-running us, but we gave them unnecessary chances to attack our goal and I was very firm with them in the dressing room. The players knew they were playing well and I tried to make them aware that the first 15 minutes of the second half would be crucial. Unfortunately I didnít succeed as they scored after a minute.
: A great performance by Gary Alexander?
: Yes, I just said outside it is getting harder and harder to sign him up! He performed well on Sky last week and today. It is a privilege to work with Gary on match-days and in training. He is an experienced pro and knows his business. What he is putting in daily to keep him on this level is phenomenal. He is a good example to our young squad and crucial in the dressing room.
: Was todayís formation due to Wycombe or a response to your recent form?
: I felt we had to do something different because we have tried 4-4-2 and 4-3-3, 5-4-1 and 4-1-4-1 and I felt I know we have the players to play the diamond.
We only practised it for two days and it is brilliant that the players responded so quickly. Both full backs are comfortable on the ball and Shaleum Logan had a point to prove after being out of the team for a while.
We won a lot of balls in midfield and started to play then via our wing-backs. We played to the circumstances today without losing our principles.
: Clayton Donaldson had an assist for three of the goals. Do you think some of the supporters donít see the work he does?
: No, you are totally right. Iím very happy with Clayton, his work-rate and what he contributes to the team. I think the partnership between him and Gary is very good. Clayton can really trouble defences and that is what he did today. He didnít take too many touches, he laid it off and went again. He was more direct, more simple and he benefited from that.