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LW: We won't be taking anything for granted

19 August 2016

LUKE Williams says that Town won't be taking anything for granted when they take on Port Vale on Saturday afternoon.

After three games away from Wiltshire, Swindon are back at the CG for the visit of the Valiants. The Head Coach told the media ahead of the weekend that he expects his team to face an attack-minded team at the weekend.

"I've watched Port Vale and can see they’ve been busy working hard to get this new group to gel together," he said. "They defend very well and they can cause you a big problem. The players are prepared to try to move the ball forward quickly and join in an attack so they’re a good team and we won't be taking anything for granted at all."

Town earned their first away point of the season in midweek, sharing the spoils in a 1-1 draw with Gillingham at the MEMS Priestfield Stadium. Williams reflected on the draw in Kent and declared that the display had shown his team's ability to adapt to different circumstances.

"For Swindon it's very unusual to not have the lion's share of the ball but it's shown the players and the supporters that we are able to play in different styles and we can adapt to the circumstances in order to give ourselves a chance of winning a game of football," he said.

"I'd like to attack more but the team looked very strong defensively and there weren’t too many moments where Gillingham had a wide open opportunity to score. I prefer the team to be more front-footed if possible, to attack more and spend more time in the opposition half and more time around the box but I felt fairly comfortable (with the performance) and credit to the players that made it appear that way."

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