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Starting To Show More Consistency - Slade

The Town boss has his say on the win at Whaddon Road.

18 October 2017

TOWN boss Russell Slade believes his side are starting to do the right things on a more consistent basis after the 3-2 victory over Cheltenham Town on Tuesday night.

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18 October 2017

Speaking after the game, he said: ''I was pleased with some of the parts we did, particularly in the first period and I thought we were even worth another goal to be honest.

''But second half in the end, we had the chance to kinda put it to bed and didn't really take it on the counter attack and then we a left a long ball from Cheltenham as they were going after us.

''I don't know where he (the referee) found the extra minute and half and it wasn't very entertaining but it was three points.''

''There were some good things but we still didn't affect the ball for the goal.

''We don't affect the ball well enough at times, they've put two crosses in and one has gone just past post and the other in the back of the net so I thought we could've been more resilient at the back but we still created chances and it's about taking them.

''We took them at the key times and key moments tonight, Dembele is looking really confident which is pleasing and from our own set plays now, we look a threat and a menace.''

On Dembele's performance

''He's got more confidence now.

''When he sees those two posts he feels confident and feels as if he can finish.

''He's hit the post and had near misses but he got that goal at Port Vale and now when he's got the ball in the box he looks like he can do anything.''

On back to back away wins

''It's just gradual improvement. That's all we can do.

''You wanna win the ones at home and we've had a couple of blanks in terms of not scoring but we've gotta stay positive and as a group we're maturing.

''As a team  we're starting to do more things better in terms of following the game plan and the work ethic and in terms of the passion, we're getting more consistency with what we do.

On new signing Reece Hall-Johnson

''Reece will maybe go out on a short term loan to get some game time because he's not had those competitive games so we're looking at that and evaluating that before we do anything.

''It would have to be National League, someone in our league actually wanted to take him but luckily we'd already tied him down and we'll allow him to go and get some games under his belt.

''I really like him, you know. He's athletic, he's got pace, technically he's okay, he'll improve and he can get better but I think it's a good little bit of business for us.''


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