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WELLENS REACTS TO YEOVIL DRAW

6 April 2019

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Swindon boss, Richie Wellens said his side played too safe as they looked to hold their lead against Yeovil allowing the visitors to grab a late equaliser.

After the Gaffer was left pleased at half-time by the way his side had played, Town’s back four and Luke McCormick, in the Town goal, were called upon too often in the final 20 minutes.

Substitute Adel Gafaiti levelled in injury time after Keshi Anderson had opened the scoring similarly late in the first half.

Wellens was frustrated by his team as they held on rather than go for a second.

“The overall emotion is disappointment because when teams score so late against you, you’ve let two points slip away. I thought first half we were very good but we have to come in with a bigger lead – we have to come in two or three up.

“We had opportunities to slide people in, we had chances that we scuffed. We didn’t take our chances and with half and hour to go, they’ve got nothing to lose – they go 4-2-4, put balls in the box and I thought they broke the game up.

“We passed it back too much, didn’t pass as well as we did in the first half – played safe back to Luke McCormick and we were too spread to pick second balls up.

“The only way they were going to score was a set play. We conceded a silly free-kick with a minute to go and, we get first contact on it but we don’t track our runners.”

On his overall emotions the 39-year-old Manager, said his side need to react on Tuesday as they travel to Newport.

“We’re going to have ups and downs – today is a massive blow but we’re still in good form. We have to make sure we respond on Tuesday – it’ll be a very difficult game against a big powerful team that can run and compete.”


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