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WOOLFENDEN: TODAY NEEDS TO BE A BLIP

15 September 2018

Luke Woolfenden scored Swindon’s only goal as Town sacrificed their unbeaten home record against Bury.

Previous to the match against the Shakers, the Robins were undefeated six game in a row and Woolfenden said that they need to go and recreate that form in reaction.

“Before this game we were six unbeaten, and I think now we have to try and do that again. We want to go six unbeaten again, seven, the whole season. We want to make this result just a blip, a one-off – we don’t want to get used to losing.”

The centre-half, on-loan from Ipswich, said a slow start set the tone for the rest of the game.

“I think we just didn’t win enough second balls throughout the whole game – we started slow and it put us on the back foot right from the beginning. That’s what it came down to – we scored and conceded straight away. It’s just not good enough.

“I think when the opposition nearly scored in the first 20 seconds that set the tone for the whole game, really. They grew in confidence from the first 20 second and we’ve nearly conceded.

“We always train to the best we can – I don’t think you can base the performance on how we’ve been training because we’ve been training well.”

Woolfenden scored his first goal in league football, on his home debut but said the feeling was bittersweet.

“It’s probably the best feeling in football to score a goal but it’s under the worst circumstances to be honest. I’d rather keep a clean sheet and not score than lose and score. It’s a good thing but, like I said, it’s come in bad circumstances.

“We said at half-time: ‘it’s only 1-0, we’ve got enough quality to get back into the game.’ The way we started the second half it looked like we were going to do that but conceded straight away. Even after we conceded we were still pushing for another goal.

“I’ve been impressed – settled in well, I’ve been enjoying training and working with the Gaffer and his assistant. It’s a good place to be and I still think we’ve got a good season ahead of us.”


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