Manager's Reaction to Leeds game

Last updated : 04 January 2003 By Luke Thornhill

Featherstone and Viduka battle
Goals from Mark Viduka and Eirik Bakke saw Leeds through, and Leeds United maanger Terry Venables was a relieved man afterwards.

"It was a tough game for us today, they are a good side, got the ball up early and had a good variation on set plays," he said.

"Conditions were not ideal, but you find that when the FA Cup comes round but we were very patient and we are a bit more composed now.

"A good cup run would be great and hopefully we can keep going."

Scunthorpe boss Brian Laws was a pleased man after the match, and felt that his players had done themselves proud.

"We were the better side in the first half, we put Leeds under pressure but you need to score, the goal gave them lift," he said.

"Now we need to concentrate on the league which is vitally important. I'm a proud man tonight and I hope we have won some supporters back.

"The club have received a healthy sum which will help us over the enxt year, and now we can get on with our league football.

"I'm very proud, I don't think our players could have given anymore, the only criticism I could make is that the ball in the final third wasn't good enough."