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McStay pleased with Ujpest progress


Ujpest Dozsa face mid-table Nyiregyhaza today at 5.30pm (local time) as Willie McStay’s side continue their push towards the top of the table.

The Violas, their nickname shared with Fiorentina, have made a solid start to the season with just one defeat from seven matches.

McStay and assistant Joe McBride have adapted quickly to the new environment, especially the stifling heat, and have made an impact on the team with only midfielder Mark Millar coming in on loan from Celtic.

Coming to terms with an entirely new culture of football isn’t easy but two months into the campaign the former Celtic reserve boss feels that he is coming to terms with life at his new club.

McStay said: “There’s a lot to get used to when you move into a new club, especially in a different country but I feel that I’ve adapted quickly to the demands of the job.

“I’ve had to get to know the league and the other teams as well as becoming familiar with the strengths and weaknesses of our own squad.

“Nyiregyhaza will be tough opponents, I’ve watched dvds of their recent matches but after our win last week and ZTE we want to maintain the progress that we’re making.

“Home games are special for us with the support of the fans we’re looking for a good game and a good performance against Nyiregyhaza.

“Physically and mentally I’m pleased with the condition of the players, there has been progress and this improvement is very gratifying to me.

“We’ve got a big game coming up against Ferencvaros, they are at the top of the table and it’s important that we win our games leading upto that match.”

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