Speaking to the official website earlier this week, El-Abd declared that the Town squad are looking forward to the next game against Millwall at the weekend.
“Obviously it was disappointing to lose the game but there are plenty of positives to take from it,” he said. “Some of the football that was played was different class. To be honest, it’s a pleasure to play with a team that plays football in the right way. Sometimes it’s fine lines between winning and losing and, on Saturday, we gave a couple of bad goals away - avoidable goals.
“You’ve always got to be positive and it is a very young dressing room. I think the boys are always positive and looking forward so I think that’s all you can do in football. If you dwell on the past you never move forward so take the positives from the game - there were lots of them – and learn from them. Try and eradicate the negatives, move onto the next game and hopefully the results will start coming.”
On Millwall, he added: “It’s always difficult but you know what you’re going to get when you go there. I think the pitch is a good surface – it’s a big pitch which will suit us and if we can do the basics and not give away silly goals then we’ll have a very good chance of winning.”
The defender is due to stay in Wiltshire until the New Year and admits that he’s a big fan of Town’s style of play.
“It’s a young dressing room,” he said. “It already stands out that there are some very good characters in the dressing room. And I know having watched them last season - quite a bit actually - whenever they were on TV I would watch them because they played such great football. I watched the Coventry game last year and I was calling my mates to tell them ‘turn the TV on you’ve got to see how Swindon are playing, it’s a joy to watch.’ It’s really refreshing and I’m sure if they stick to their philosophy, they’ll go close again this year.”