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Ajose: We worked hard

13 November 2013

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MATCH-WINNER Nicky Ajose praised Town’s hard work and determination as they secured their place in the Area Semi-Final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy with a 2-1 win over Wycombe Wanderers.

The on-loan striker scored the winning goal in added time and believes that, by sticking to their principles, Swindon came out on top against the Chairboys.

“We worked hard throughout the game and getting two goals was nice to put us through to the next round,” he said. “I think the first goal was quite lucky to be fair. It’s deflected a couple of times then it’s come off my chest. Then I managed to touch it and wound up on the line.

“We’re not going to panic if it’s not going well. We’ll just stay true to what we believe in and that’s worked for us tonight. There’s more than one way to play football, we know we have to pass but there are times in games when we know we have to play longer or more direct but in the main we like to play the ball on the ground and I think that’s what we’ll continue to do.” 

He added: “I just like to perform my best whenever I get an opportunity. Obviously it’s a good squad of lads here and to come into a team that’s got that much quality to play with it’s great for me. 

“As the results have shown we’ve not been doing well but I think tonight could be a turning point for us and hopefully we can rectify that over the weekend - it’s a massive game for us (at Colchester). Our home form is excellent. We’re not a bad team but playing away from home is difficult and that’s not an excuse, it’s something we need to put right quickly.

“We’re working really hard in training, we’ve got lots of ideas and methods and hopefully we can produce an away performance like Rotherham and get the three points.”

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