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WELLENS ASSESSES CAMBRIDGE DEADLOCK

19 April 2019

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Richie Wellens gave a frank assessment of his side’s goalless draw with Cambridge United.

Swindon extended their unbeaten run to seven games but the Town boss was frustrated with a fourth draw in a row.

“I’m not happy – I’m not happy with the performance overall. We had control in the first 25 minutes – we were playing well, getting to their final third very easily.

“I keep saying the same things every week. We keep turning down opportunities to play people in behind, to get shots off. They made a slight tactical change and the game changed at that point – the game became stretched for us.

“In the last six or seven games, I think that’s the worst we’ve played – that could have gone either way. We could have won it with a couple of opportunities at the end, the keeper pulled off a couple of good saves and we could have gone in front at the start.

“It’s strange because we’re six games unbeaten – we played some nice football but not enough.

“It’s probably the longest I’ve kept the ball in the dressing room after a game.”

Wellens believed his side were too comfortable with the ball in possession, but did draw positives from the defensive nature of the performance.

“Recent weeks, we’ve looked like a good team – quick passing, positive. Today, we were a nice team – too tippy tappy.

“The pitch played well for us – it was nice. Cambridge are fighting for their lives and I think they were happy in the last ten minutes with a draw – but there was a 15 minutes where they got on top and lumped balls in our box.

“They put free-kicks in our box for that spell and I thought we defended OK.

“We’ll try and finish the season on a bit of a high.”


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