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REACTION: Flitcroft Encouraged By Supermarine Runout

Gaffer Happy With His Squad After Pre-Season Opener

8 July 2017

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Town boss Dave Flitcroft declared himself pleased with a good day at the office after watching his side cruise to a 7-1 victory against Swindon Supermarine.

In what was their pre-season opener, the Reds ran riot at the Webbs Wood Stadium and emerged comfortable winners thanks to a superb Paul Mullin treble and further efforts from Conor Thomas, John Goddard and a trialist.

There were plenty of positives to take from the game and Flitcroft was thrilled to see plenty of hard work on the training ground come to fruition.

“We have had a fantastic day down here – we’ve been really welcomed,” he told members of the local press in the wake of the game.

“It is a great set-up (at Supermarine) and I am really glad we took the game on because it’s really important we support the local community and get people talking about Swindon from all areas.

“I have enjoyed that.

“There is a good vibe here, a good energy and all the kids were on the pitch at the end of the game, so it’s been a great day and it is something that we should commit to more.

“It was a good workout for us.

“Whoever you are playing, you have still got to commit to what we want and commit to our plan and our strategies and I thought they did that brilliantly.

“There is still loads of stuff to work on but certainly, given that it was the first outing, I’m sure it will be where I wanted it to be when we review the GPS and the data.

“That was the main focus, our physical data was high and that’s a pre-requisite of any Swindon Town team going forward.

“We are trying to settle the squad down, we are trying to get the boys integrated and we have been able to pull this group together coming here.

“We played two different teams and looked at different strengths and different weaknesses, so it’s been a good day for us.

“I was happy with a lot of the performances today.”

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