ECSTATIC boss Kenny Shiels saluted his injury-hit side as they withstdood some early Buddies pressure to secure an ultimately convincing second win of the season and hailed midfielder James Dayton whose wonder goal helped cement the victory.

While delighted wih his team's progress, as they sit fourthj in the table, just four points off the top, the manager is not getting carried away.

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