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WELLENS LOOKS FOR A RESPONSE

12 October 2019

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Richie Wellens says he is hoping to see a reaction from his players in Swindon’s second outing against Plymouth this week following his side's loss to the Pilgrims in the Leasing.com Trophy.

This is despite concerns over the increased injury list that includes: Zeki Fryers, Dion Conroy, Ellis Iandolo, Jordon Lyden, Keshi Anderson, Mathieu Baudry and Taylor Curran.

“It’s hard at the moment. It’s tough because we have a long list of injuries, you beat yourselves up about what you can do about these injuries but 90% of them are impact injuries and just unlucky really. We’ve just got to keep soldiering on – I still think we’ve got easily a good enough team to win this game on Saturday so we go with what we’ve got”

“It’s 70% different players. Under no circumstances was Tuesday acceptable. Attitude, application, desire, wanting to fight, wanting to be in the right position. That will all change on Saturday.”

“The supporters just want to see a good game of football and want to see your team win, play well and put a bit of fight in. Saturday will be totally different as we are fighting for three points”

The Gaffer also spoke on the injury of club captain, Dion Conroy. Conroy went under the knife on Wednesday after being forced off during the Robins’ defeat to Newport County on September 28.

“He’s going to be minimum six months so it’s not a great one but you try and take every positive out of it. He’s been through this situation before and he’s come out the other side and actually looked a stronger player

“I always err on the side of caution and I have to take it that he is not going to be back for the rest of the season”


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