Yeovil Town manager Terry Skiverton has heaped more praise upon double-goalscorer Ryan Mason after he set Yeovil on their way to a 3-1 win over bottom four side Carlisle United. Skiverton had already given the Tottenham Hotspur striker thumbs up in Saturday's post-match interview, but he has cited his partnership with target man Sam Williams as working perfectly as his bigger partner gave Mason the room to run onto the Carlisle back line:
"I think our passing and movement really created problems for them and they didn't really know how to deal with Ryan Mason in the hole. With Sam Williams pushing their back four really really deep, it gave Ryan an opportunity to pick up the ball and he has scored two magnificent goals."
Skiverton told the Western Morning News that he felt he now had a good balanced formation that allowed Mason to flourish, with the nested 4-4-1-1/4-2-3-1 formation with two holding midfielders giving him the ability to drive forward from an attacking midfield position:
"I've now got the players in to allow me to play a formation which suits him, one which I've always wanted to play. I can't remember a time when we've had a move as good as the one which led to Ryan's second goal, when he broke from the halfway line. He had a lot of time to think about the finish and Pidgeley tried to put him off, but he's one cool customer and he normally finds the back of the net. He's a good talent. He's still young and still developing and needs to grow into his body a bit more, but we're pleased with him and Tottenham are happy as well."
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