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Micky Mellon post Swindon Town

20 December 2015

Gaffer's thought's after the Swindon game

Manager Micky Mellon said the second half showing from his players was enough to earn a result following the 1-0 defeat to Swindon Town in Sky Bet League One.

Nicky Ajose’s ninth league goal of the season was all that separated the sides on the day, with Town left to rue a below par first half.

Speaking to the media after the game, Micky said: “First half we didn’t quite get going, Second half showed a lot more belief and started to get in and among them a little bit more, got a lot more ball in the box and disappointing thing is we didn’t get on the end of anything that was coming into the box.

“But in terms of fire and endeavour second half they gave it a right good go.

“But in the end we didn't get on the end of any of the crosses to change the course of the game.

“I think we deserved to get a draw in the second half. First half we were a wee bit stand off-ish, but second half I think most or all of the game was played in Swindon's half.

“At times we lacked that wee bit of quality when we go into the vital areas or maybe that wee bit of fortune or that bit of cunning movement in that 18 yard box to get on the end of crosses.”

Town made four changes to the starting XI, and Micky said there was some pleasing performances despite the defeat.

“We made all the changes to get a wee bit of something (from the game) but it wasn't to be today.

“But I think to be fair even on the wrong end of a one nil defeat there was performances there that some of the lads can take credit for.

“I think there were a lot of decent performances.

“My two centre backs I thought were fantastic, Ian Black was good, Absy (Ogogo) was good, Verny (Vernon) looked good, I just thought at times that up front we've got to do more in that 18 yard box to give ourselves a chance of winning games.”

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