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DIAGOURAGA: WE WANT TO END YEOVIL'S RECORD

20 September 2018

Toumani Diagouraga has challenged his Swindon team-mates to go out and break Yeovil’s clean sheet record as the Robins travel to Huish Park this weekend.

The Glovers have gone six games straight without conceding a goal, but Diagouraga said that gives the team all the more reason to want to end that record.

Seven clean sheets straight would be Yeovil’s best defensive run for 22 years.

“We know a little bit about Yeovil – tomorrow we have meetings and we’ll have our plan ready and by the time the game kicks off we’ll be ready. Every record is there to be broken so we’ll be going there hoping to score.

“It was an off day – but with 46 league games, that’s going to happen but I’m sure we’ll have more good days than bad days. You just have to forget about it, move on and make sure it doesn’t happen the next game – we want to get back to winning ways and Saturday is a great opportunity to do that.”

Diagouraga has had limited game time due to a lack of pre-season and a sending off in Town’s 2-2 draw against Crawley Town.

“I don’t think my red card helped (get me back into the side). I’m back available now and pushing to get in the team. I’ve never come on after half an hour (like I did last Saturday) but you have to be professional, you have to be ready. If you’re on the bench, you have to be ready because injuries, red cards, anything can happen.”

Diagouraga was quizzed on playing in front of the back four – and the position’s differences from the other two central midfielders.

“In that position you don’t cover as much ground as the other two – it’s more about your positioning and making sure when the other two go you’re providing that security behind them and helping the back four.

“I’ve played that position for a while, especially in my Brentford days, so I know it quite well.”

After the defeat to Bury, Diagouraga knows the importance of building momentum in League Two.

“I think before the Bury game it was six unbeaten, and it hadn’t been a magnificent start but it hasn’t been a bad start. We all know in this league, that if you put a run together, everything can change.”


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