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20 April 2019

Danny Rose revealed that there was a lot of honesty delivered in the dressing room after Swindon’s 0-0 draw against Cambridge United at Abbey Stadium.

The stalemate was Town’s fourth successive draw and Rose outlined how he feels about the nature of those results.

“Looking back, there’s a lot of disappointment because we knew about the Exeter result beforehand and we knew that with a result (on Friday) we would have given ourselves a better chance than before the game.

“We’ve had a long chat in the dressing room about what was missing, as a whole, and we’re very disappointed.

“Yes, it’s another game unbeaten, but you don’t get anywhere with too many draws and that’s what we’ve had too often of late.

“Some people had to get a few things off their chest, which is always good. Looking back at the game, we just didn’t do enough to win it.”

The pattern of the game was different to the last four, where Town have had control, according to Rose – Friday’s game got away from Rose and his team-mates.

“The game got a bit scrappy and they got back into it a little bit but they didn’t cause us too many problems – I don’t think Macca’s had a really significant save to make in the first half.

“We lost control a little bit and it was similar tale in the second half – we let them in which is not what we want.

We’ve had control over most of the last seven games, but we just have to capitalise on those periods.

“The top sides score late, the top sides are unselfish when it comes to certain areas of the pitch and there’s a burning desire throughout the whole team, not just the 11 on the pitch, but the whole group to be successful.

“A free-kick from 25 yards, that’s not good enough. We shouldn’t be relying on that kind of moment to get us a result.

“He (Michael Doughty) struck it really well and the ‘keeper has made a great save, but if that’s our best opportunity to win a game, then we’ve not done enough.”

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