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Moore: Pleased with result

Moore: Pleased with result

Moore's men ground out a 1-0 home win over struggling Scunthorpe, courtesy of Cole Stockton's second half goal, to regain top spot in League One as Sheffield United crashed to a shock home defeat against bottom club Hartlepool.

And while Moore was delighted to be back at the summit of the division, he knows nothing is won in December.

"You have to grind games out at this time of the seasons and there are one or two tired legs out there, but a pat on the back, they kept going," said Moore.

"We've got to win our home games and grind it out. That's what happens when you've got four players missing, and if you put them back in the team, who knows what will happen.

"All we've got to do is our job, and you never know where's it's going to finish. Who'd have thought Hartlepool would go and win at Sheffield United? There are plenty of twists and turns to come.

"We changed it around at half-time - the way we played - and went 4-3-3, put Adam McGurk in behind the strikers, and it worked to be fair.

"Cole changed our style, but they've got two big monster centre backs, and don't want pace, which is why you're a bit reluctant to have young Cole in there. He's done what all good strikers do, he's sniffed out the goal and it was nice when it went in, because it looked like it was never going to happen."

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