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Pittman: No doubts Blues would get the winner
JON-PAUL Pittman said Wanderers never had any doubts they would eventually break down Bristol Rovers on Saturday.
The Pirates were content to absorb pressure from their visitors after having David Clarkson sent off in the first half and Wycombe had to contend with a ten man defence.
Max Kretzschmar eventually broke the deadlock with less than ten minutes to go as he followed up after Pittman's shot was saved by goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall.
The relief was palpable amongst the visitors but Pittman said there was always the belief Wanderers would go on to claim a third straight win.
The striker said: "It's difficult to play against ten men. They were camped on the edge of their box for most of the game and tried to make it hard for us to break them down.
"We all believed, sitting on the bench, we would go on and win the game. It was there for the taking. We showed we could do it, we came through and won it.
"They made it really difficult. They are at home and didn't take the game to us, they wanted us to go and beat them and we did that. They defended quite well for the majority of the game and our belief, our class and our persistence paid dividends."
Pittman almost scored with his first touch after coming off the bench and he breathed new life into a tiring attack as his second attempt on target was gobbled up by Kretzschmar, who was almost on as a substitute.
Pittman said: "I was disappointed not to tuck away the chance I had, but I hit the target and it was on my weak side. The important thing is Max being alert to my second shot and tapping it in."
The 26-year-old is in his second spell with Wanderers and some of the youngsters currently making waves in the first team were still at school when he was last at Adams Park.
He said: "You just have to look at Max today and Matt Ingram throughout the course of the season - they have come on leaps and bounds. That's thanks to Gaz and Dobbo [Richard Dobson] can take a lot of credit for that.
"Some of the more mature players have really helped school the youngsters. They are fortunate to be at a club like Wycombe."
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