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WELLENS: I'M PROUD OF THE TEAM

10 April 2019

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Richie Wellens was proud of his side as they battled to a 0-0 draw against Newport County on Tuesday night.

The Robins were strong against the aerial threat at Rodney Parade and after a tough opening ten minutes were dominant in possession.

Wellens was pleased with the way his side performed even though they couldn’t make the most of the chances they created.

“I am proud, I thought we were brilliant. The first 10 minutes were a bit rocky, but when you come here, the pitch is obviously not great and it is just a case of long balls, second balls and crosses.

“That is what Newport do and it took us 10 minutes to adjust. Then for 80 minutes after that, we were the dominant team.

“If we had played that game two or three months ago with the young lads we have got in our back four, we would have conceded a goal.”

The Swindon boss praised the efforts of Joe Day in the Newport goal who kept the visitors out time and time again.

“We passed the ball so well and their goalkeeper was outstanding. I think the biggest shock of the night was when Josh Sheehan was announced as their man of the match.

“Some of the saves the goalkeeper pulled off were very assured, so congratulations to him for keeping a clean sheet for his team, but I can’t speak highly enough of my players.

“I am proud of them. It was a really good team performance from front to back. Their keeper did pull off some great saves, but we just lacked that little bit of quality in the final pass as well.

“The keeper pulled off a double save from Dion (Conroy) – first from the header and the one from the volley was a ridiculous save.

“Usually at this level, they get their hand to it, but they are not strong enough and it goes in.

“Kyle (Bennett) had two or three chances and the keeper made a save with his feet from Keshi (Anderson) in the first half.

“We had maybe a dozen really good opportunities.”


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