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Embleton Hoping For More Of The Same Against Rovers

20 September 2016

Town First-Team Coach Ross Embleton is hoping for a repeat performance against Bristol Rovers when the two teams lock horns tonight (7.45pm Kick-Off).


It was a dominant display by the Robins the last time the sides met at SN1 in August, before heavy rain brought proceedings to a shuddering halt.


Town produced arguably their best performance of the season so far against the Gas that day, and Embleton is confident his side will muster up a similar display later.


“The first game showed that we were in a good place by the time the game was abandoned and, albeit only 60 minutes, it was probably our most dominant performance that we’ve had this season,” he told swindontownfc.co.uk.


“We felt that had the game continued in the manner that it was then there was no doubt that we were going to go on to get all three points.


“After a defeat at the weekend it gives us the opportunity, and the fact that we know we have dominated a team like that, to go out there and perform in that manner again.


“I’m sure that Rovers will want to put that right and they will be coming with the same game-plan or not – it is something we are all going to be looking at and trying to work out.


“It gives us a boost to go out and try to dominate the game again.


“We are fully committed to winning the game."


Embleton has also praised the form of Sean Murray, but has stressed the importance of not giving the former Watford midfielder too many minutes too soon.


“Sean is a very, very talented player – we can see that already,” he continued.


“I thought he showed signs on Saturday of the quality player that we have brought to the club.


“But, with his lack of football, it is important that we are steady with the impact that he makes in the team. We want to play the best players week in and week out for a full 90 minutes but we have to make sure we look after his welfare.


“The fact that he hasn’t had a huge amount of football means that we do have to ease him back in.


“Sean coming off at the weekend wasn’t anything to do in regards to his performance, it was more about managing his minutes.


“But he’s got a huge amount of quality.”


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