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Menayese Happy With Eventful Debut

Defender Reflects On Town Bow

3 February 2018

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Rollin Menayese was satisfied with his Swindon Town debut against Lincoln City but he was frustrated to only mark it with a point.

Following Matt Preston's sending-off, the young defender, who signed on loan from Bristol Rovers on Transfer Deadline Day, came off the bench to replace Luke Norris with his new side a goal down.

But efforts from Marc Richards and Ollie Bank gave Town a half-time lead, before Menayese and his fellow defenders went on to produce a real stubborn display.

However, they were unable to prevent The Imps from snatching a last-minute equaliser and Menayese offered his views on both the result and

"To be fair, I didn't expect it to be quite like this but it was a good experience and a good test," he told the local media in the wake of the game.

"If you would have said that we would draw 2-2 after being 1-0 down with ten men, then we would have taken it but to defend so well for so long and then to concede so late is very disappointing.

"It is a point gained rather than two points lost.

"I thought we controlled the game. We knew what they were about and we managed it for large parts of the game, so it is just very disappointing to concede so late on.

"I think there is more to come on a personal level, I did well but there is more to come and we'll go from there.

"It is always hard to stay in the game, you've got to stay professional and be ready because you never know when you might be called upon.

"This is just a little milestone and I've got to try and prove myself in the next game. 

"It was a different test to what I've faced before and it was a learning curve."

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