Swindon Town First-Team Head Coach, Scott Lindsey, admitted he thought his side did enough to take home all three points from their trip to Edgeley Park this afternoon, as Town were unable to take advantage of a one nil lead and a sending off for the hosts, eventually having to settle for a 1-1 draw with Stockport County.
Addressing the media at full-time, Lindsey reflected on a good performance with a disappointing outcome.
“Today’s result feels like a loss if I’m honest. We got ourselves into the lead and conceded at a bad time, and from a set-piece too, which we work hard on in training, so that’s a hard one to take.
“We know we needed to do better in that situation but I felt the overall performance from the lads was good and we deserved the win, so for me, in many ways, it’s two points dropped.
“We dominated and controlled the ball for most of the game in key areas, we built well from the back and created a number chances in the first period, which continued into the second and that was a positive.
“But listen, Stockport are a good side. I know they haven’t started well but they have a lot of good players, so it was always going to be a tough game, I just felt we were the better side.
“It’s a point away from home and we’ll have a full debrief with the players around what we can improve on and take the positives.”
Blake-Tracy’s first goal for the club…
“It was a great goal from him and a really good strike. I’m really pleased with him too as he’s played well since joining us.
“At half-time we spoke about getting shots off and testing the goalkeeper, which I felt we didn’t do enough of in the first period, so it was pleasing to see Frazer hit one and give us the lead.”
The sending off…
“If I’m totally honest I didn’t see it. I saw the initial foul and turned away expecting the game to restart.
“Then all of a sudden their bench has jumped up and players are confronting each other, but I didn’t actually see the incident itself.”
Lindsey on the current unbeaten run…
“Of course it’s good that we’re unbeaten, but we obviously want to be winning games and taking all three points.
“We need to be turning these draws into wins which will help drive us up the table, and I think our performances have warranted more points than we’ve taken so far.
“Today we went one nil up, and our game plan remains the same, to keep the ball, as we believe this is the best way to play.
“By doing this gaps appear and chances open up, so we always stick to our philosophy, but we must not get carried away – Stockport are a strong side and will be in and around the top teams in this division for sure.”
Lindsey on Tyrese Shade for the suspended Harry McKirdy…
“I thought Ty had some good moments in the game today.
“He was direct, but just tired towards the end which is why we brought him off, but I was pleased with his contribution.
“Harry (McKirdy) makes a lot happen, so we felt Tyrese could give us that same impact, which he certainly did in spells.
“He ran a lot which is what you get every game with him. He was exciting at times and quiet in others, but was certainly a threat for us.”