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25 February 2019

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Richie Wellens said, despite being level on points, Swindon look more likely than Grimsby to mount a push for the play-offs – based on the weekend’s performance.

Saturday’s game finished as a 1-1 draw despite the home side dominating play and having the lion’s share of the chances too.

Theo Robinson put Town ahead 10 minutes after Ludvig Ohman had been sent off for a second bookable offence – bringing down Kaiyne Woolery on the edge of the box. Two minutes after Robinson’s opener Grimsby were level through Luke Hendrie who bundled in at the back post.

Wellens said his team’s performance gave him reason to believe they’d push on from their current position.

“They’re on 47 points and I think we’re on the same but we look like a team that could kick on and have a stab at the play-offs from where we are.

“I thought we were the better team and that their best player was their goalkeeper. I’m like everyone: I turn up every week and expect us to win. In the real world, is that going to happen? It’s not.

“There’s going to be times where we play well and win, and there’s going to days like today where we play well and we don’t.

“We’re not going to turn up every week and win although I would like us to.”

Other results in the league meant Swindon moved up two places to 12th but Wellens side’s failure to get the maximum points frustrated him despite his overall satisfaction with their recent form.

“Results half went for us which, again, does my head in because we can try and add two points on. If we want to be in the play-offs, which I don’t think we’re quite ready for at this moment in time, but if we want to get there we’ve got 13 games to make up five points. We have a game in hand, seven points behind it, playing Colchester next week. Let’s see where we go.

“The lads are doing great. I’m just disappointed I didn’t come here ten games earlier because I think we would have had a chance. People say it’s not a big gap but as the games get less, the game keep ticking over, if you lose one week and the other win, it increases that margin.

“It’ll be tough but we’ll give it our best go. On Saturday, the fans were great but football’s football and we’re going again this week and we’ll work towards Saturday.”

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