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Raynor enjoying World Cup goalfest

17 June 2014

Assistant Manager taking in World Cup...

Paul Raynor is maintaining his football fix in the off-season as an avid viewer of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, and despite defeat in their first encounter has so far been encouraged by England’s start.

“It was disappointing with the result on Saturday night,” Raynor told as he called in at New York Stadium today. “I thought there was some good football and I like seeing some of the youngsters given a chance particularly the likes of Sterling, Barkley and I hope to see Oxlade-Chamberlain feature soon. 

“The future’s looking bright, so let’s just hope we get through the next two games and prolong the enjoyment of watching England though. Everyone looks forward to the World Cup but we’ll enjoy it even more while England are still in there competing.”

Tonight sees only the fifth day of competition but it has been an excellent start in the tournament with 37 goals scored prior to Germany and Portugal kicking off the Group G action and Raynor is hoping the free-flowing styles will be carried into the next domestic campaign. 

“Some of the football has been very exciting, very attacking and been pleased to see nobody has really parked the bus yet.

“It’s been very entertaining and nobody has been particularly negative. There’s been plenty of goals and hopefully it will reflect itself in the Championship season next year as well with teams expressing themselves which is how we like to play; we’re certainly not negative in how we like to play.

“It’s also good to watch the contrasting styles with different formations, different players and it’s been a great start. Only couple of games have escaped me, I couldn’t stay up for Japan against the Ivory Coast.”

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