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12 February 2019

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Richie Wellens was pleased with his side’s concentration levels after they were ultimately comfortable in victory over Forest Green Rovers at the Energy Check County Ground.

Two goals without response from Kaiyne Woolery and Theo Robinson, on his home debut, were enough to narrow the gap between them and the Nailsowrth side to five points.

Wellens outlined his team’s solidity as they had to endure long spells without the ball, although not necessarily, with too much threat to their goal.

“It was very pleasing. I thought it was a tough game. They turned up and they keep the ball very well but they didn’t penetrate us in the first 75 minutes so we must have been in a good shape. Our distances between people were very good. I don’t think until the offside goal, Vigouroux had a save to make.

“It took us 38 minutes before Michael Doughty won the ball and takes a little breath just to take a moment and plays to Theo. He plays it to Kaiyne and we know we’ve got pace and not many teams can catch us, and it’s a great finish. For the next five to ten minutes we were very good.”

The Swindon boss said it would not have been pleasant to have gone into a stretch of 10 days without a game on the back of a home loss.

“Our concentration levels were very good – but again we had chances. Woolery, maybe, should score another. He’s gone near side rather than far side – we had them in the second half.

“Overall, it was really pleasing. Everyone contributed and it was important that we had a positive result because, no game at the weekend, you don’t want to be waiting 10-11 days before the next game if you have a poor result.

“The response that we’ve had from Crawley has been really good – so we just have to keep going.”

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