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A Deserved Win - Slade

Russell Slade after the 2-1 win against Yeovil Town.

17 September 2017

TOWN boss Russell Slade was pleased with the 2-1 win over Yeovil and felt his side deserved the victory as they picked up their third success in four games, although he does want his side to be more clinical in front of goal.

Speaking after his side picked up back to back victories, Slade said: ''That was the most important thing on the agenda for sure and I thought we started the game very well.

''I was disappointed that we weren't ruthless enough and didn't punish them in those first 25 minutes, we had opportunities to put the game to bed really.

''There was one good save from the keeper to be fair where Clarkey had a great chance to get a second goal so it meant it was even more disappointing that they got themselves back into the game, a really well taken goal from Zoko I must say and that kinda lifted them into the game but we've had to dig it out in the second half but I thought we were the better team on the balance of everything so certainly we deserved it.

On Scott Vernon's winner

''What's pleasing for me is that I can make a substitution, look at my bench and know I've got capabilities on ther, players with the mentality that can change the game.

''They huffed and puffed in the final 10 minutes but there wasn't too many alarm bells, Macca's not really had a save to make and we were till a threat second half even though we didn't work the keeper as much as I liked but when we did get it right, we got the goal we deserved.

''We've made a point of being stronger from set pieces, it's important to learn from previous, the Mansfield game we lost and we weren't bad between both oxes but weren't so clever in the boxes defending corners and free-kicks and you have to value that and we've managed to secore two goals from there ourselves.'' 

On the better form

''You can do what you want with stats but if you break the season into two, the first four games we only got one win and the second four games we've taken three from four and that's nine pointsd from four games so that's good form and the form we need and it'll be intereting to see how we get on in the next block of four.

''I don't think the leageu has settled down, we're probably mid-table and a point off the play-offs so it's not really the time to speculate where you're at.

''I think we need to just keep working hard and trying to get better which I'm sure we will with time as my teams usually do.

''I think Woolford's added a different dimension and with Matt in the team we can change the way we play, we can build or go a bit more direct if necessary, so we have weapons and options now which I think is improtant because you sometimes have to find a different way to win a football match. ''

Watch the full post match interview for free on iFollow (above). 


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