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7 October 2018

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Toumani Diagouraga believes that his side should have picked up maximum points from their draw with Northampton at the Energy Check County Ground yesterday.

Town secured a point through Matty Taylor’s exquisite free-kick with 20 mintues left. John-Joe O’Toole had put the Cobblers in front ten minutes earlier with an emphatic finish from close range.

Diagouraga, who picked up the man of the match award, and was rated highest of the starting XI in the Swindon Advertiser’s player ratings, said that one point should have been three.

“I think we should have won the game, we had very good chances in the first half and we didn’t put them away. We should have got three points.”

Diagouraga praised the team’s togetherness but said it’s not good enough to have to come from behind, but dismissed the belief that the team is anxious in front of goal.

“We’ve got a very good team spirit, and we never give up – that’s why we manage to come back all the time.

“But now we need to change that and start scoring first.”

“I don’t think there is anxiety in front of goal, strikers go through patches sometimes. They’re doing everything right but the goals just aren’t coming, though I’m sure it will change soon.

Diagouraga has had to wait to be fit and available after difficulties in pre-season, and a red card against Crawley, but is enjoying being out there and playing’ especially with Matty Taylor on set-piece duty.

 “I’m enjoying being out there playing, I’m happy at the moment. We all have a part to play, and I try and play as big a part as I can.”

“Everytime I fancy Matty (Taylor) to score in those situations. Anytime there’s a free kick from 25 yards you have to fancy him.

“It was a great free kick, it’s a shame we couldn’t nick the win in the end. It’s bad luck, if we score in the first half it would’ve made it a different game.”

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