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Dover Athletic boss Chris Kinnear says the character of his side made it possible to win fifth consecutive Vanarama National League game


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Chris Kinnear hailed the spirit and character of his players after Dover beat Wrexham 2-1 at Crabble on Saturday.

It was a fifth straight Vanarama National League win for Whites and moved them up a place to third ahead of Tuesday's clash at ninth-placed Braintree.

A goal in each half by Ricky Miller and Toby Ajala, his first for the club, secured the three points against the Welsh visitors.

Dover boss Chris Kinnear Picture: Tony Flashman
Dover boss Chris Kinnear Picture: Tony Flashman

And Kinnear was under no illusions about what led to the win.

"The key factor was the spirit and character the lads showed because it wasn't the best of performances," said Kinnear.

"I didn't think anyone played that well, but as a team they did well and that is what's important at the end of the day.

"Team spirit is crucial in this game and we've proved we have got plenty of that.

"You can discuss the merits of individual players and having two or three stars in your side but, if they are not together as a group, you are never going to get anywhere."

With his side now third, Kinnear wasn't about to get carried away.

"Not bad is it?," he laughed.

"But seriously, you've got to keep thing in perspective and this result and our league standing won't change the way we do things.

"It makes no difference as far as I am concerned - it's irrelevant where we are now.

"Of course we'll enjoy the win and the rest of the weekend but then we will make sure we are ready to go again at Braintree on Tuesday.

"One day, one game at a time - that's the way I treat things and that won't ever change."

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