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Roberts hails character

20 February 2013

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AFTER netting a spectacular brace of goals against Tranmere on Tuesday night, Gary Roberts has hailed the side’s character in seeing the job through at Prenton Park.

Speaking to the media on Wednesday afternoon, the winger also revealed which was his favourite strike.

“We stuck together and we dug in. It’s not an easy place to go Tranmere especially with that pitch - it wasn’t an easy night. We could have gone under and folded but I think we’ve shown over the last few months we’ve got a good set of lads here, good character and we got what we deserved. 

“I’d have to say that the first goal was technically better: it was more about technique and the ‘keeper had more of a chance of saving that one so personally I think that was the better one.

“For the second one I’ve seen him off his line. He’d been up once or twice before, it sat up nicely and I thought ‘on that pitch you can’t really run with the ball’, so I thought I’d try my luck in the last minute of the game. If it doesn’t go in it will waste a bit of time and fortunately it went in.”

With the result taking Swindon top of the table, Roberts believes that Town have made a well-timed ascent to the summit. 

“It’s a good time to go top of the table,” he said. “To go top at any time is good but we’ve got two home games coming from which we’ve got to take maximum points. It could be interesting with teams playing each other this weekend as well but to come here Saturday, close to a full house and hopefully get three points and other teams drop points but coming up to the last 10 to 12 games it could get exciting.”

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