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HUNT PREVIEWS WOKING CUP TIE

30 November 2018

Noel Hunt said that facing a side that’s winning at any level, poses a problem as Swindon face Woking in the FA Cup.

The Cardinals sit top of National League South, two points clear of Billericay Town – who have a game in hand over them.

Hunt said the team had to back up their recent form with the nitty, gritty work to carry on their winning run.

“I was speaking to the Gaffer this morning and he was bang on: they’re in good form, and at a team that’s used to winning at any level is dangerous in itself. We’ll give them the respect they’re due and we’ll continue to work on the training ground, today and tomorrow, to play against them.

“We can say it, but we have to back that up by doing the dirty details – setting up right and being defensively sound, with and without the ball. That means people knowing where they’re going and that means not getting complacent because in the game now, there’s no room for it. You could get punished very easily.”

Looking back on Tuesday night’s game, Hunt said there were still things to work on. He also praised debutant Sol Pryce after his match-winning brace.  

“First and foremost, I thought we worked well – we could have made it easier for ourselves than we did but there were a lot of positives, and a few things we need to work on.

“The goals are us switching off, which were things we spoke about before so we need to go back over that again and make sure the boys understand where we want them to be in certain times in the game.”

“It was fantastic for him, he did really well. Sol did everything we asked of him and really worked hard – and that’s without the goal and we’re pleased for him.”

James Dunne returned to training after the illness of his child Frank ruled him out of the past two games – Hunt said it was great to have him back, for football reason, but also for the midfielder’s character.

“Dunney’s good – it’s good to see him back, he’s a good character, energetic – he’s got a great smile. He’s infectious and he was a miss for us. I think when you saw him go off against Carlisle, the energy in the stadium was drained a little bit.

“Having said that, since then, the boys have really stepped up, and it’s been really good to see him come back into a winning atmosphere.”


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