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LYDEN POSITIVE DESPITE DEFEAT

28 July 2019

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New signing, Jordan Lyden believed that Swindon matched their League One opponents well despite Coventry’s 2-0 win at the County Ground on Saturday.

Lyden signed for the Robins on Friday after he was released from Premier League side Aston Villa at the end of the 2018/19 season.

Despite this, he has already made three appearances for Town - playing 20 minutes against Manchester United Under-23s and 70 minutes in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Bristol City – as well as matches for Wycombe Wanderers and Southend United.

Lyden started in the 2-0 defeat against Coventry City before being substituted for Ralph Graham in the 83rd minute.

He believes that Swindon can take a lot of positives from the match.

“It was a different game compared to Manchester United U23s, they are a good side don’t get me wrong, but playing against men, I treated it today like a league game,” said Lyden.

“Coventry I feel are going to do well in League One this year, they are a very good footballing side but I thought we matched them.

“We challenged them well and we had chances, I thought we had the better clear-cut chances, the goals that they scored were down to individual errors which we would like to cut out.

“We will work towards that during the season and hopefully pick up 3 points every game.”

Lyden was keen to banish any mention of previous injuries, putting his most recent problem down to mis-management – something he has learnt from.

“A lot of people say I am injury prone which really does my head in,” said Lyden.

“I felt I was partly mismanaged at the same time where I was just doing too much, because there were different managers coming in and I was trying to impress.

“Some people can train every day, some people can’t and my body type obviously can’t do that.

“But now I am old enough to actually speak up and manage myself and since pre-season I have played every game, I was at Southend for a bit and then Wycombe, so I have actually been involved in seven pre-season games so far, and that’s not someone who is injury prone.

“I would like to get rid of that label which people keep talking about, but I feel in my head that I am not injury prone, so I am fit as a fiddle at the moment.”


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