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WELLENS PLEASED WITH THE GRIT

23 September 2019

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Swindon Town manager, Richie Wellens, was impressed with his squad’s determination in Saturday’s 0-1 away victory against Cambridge United.

On 27 minutes, a weaving run from left-back Ellis Iandolo took on three defenders before seeing his shot come cross into the path of Jerry Yates to net his 5th league goal of the season.

The Gaffer said: “The fighting spirit and the determination that got us in front and to put our bodies on the line (was the most pleasing thing). First half we were very controlled in possession, but we just started to give the ball away at stupid times in the second half and we had loads of opportunities to counter-attack and if we had have made the right decision, we could have got the second.”

The win takes Town into fourth, two points off the top with 10 games gone. In Tuesday night’s 0-3 defeat of Colchester centre back ,Mathieu Baudry, came off injured although, Wellens was happy with the way Zeki Fryers stepped in: “Zeki filled in at centre half; he was excellent and it was a composed performance we know he’s got quality on the ball and with his extra pace there we’re happy to play a bit higher up.”

At left-back, Ellis Iandolo provided the assist for the winning goal:

“We were a little frustrated with Ellis because the first 27 minutes Ellis kept coming back when we needed him one v one and we know he’s a powerful runner and he can get past players and the goal was really the first time he got his head down got it out his feet and was positive.

When asked about the good start his side have made, Wellens was quick to point out there’s plenty of football to be played:

“We don’t want to get carried away because we know how quickly this level can change. I remember we played Bury away and Ryan Lowe (the manager) had his sunk into the floor and they’d lost 3 on the bounce but were 3rd in the league.”

Town’s next game is back at the County Ground this Saturday against Newport County and he provided us with some injury updates: “We think Keshi (Anderson) has pulled his hamstring we don’t know yet if it’s a pull or just the tightening of it and Keshi is an important player for us so we’re not happy about that.”


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