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Post-Bristol Rovers | Carl Winchester

1 April 2024

Club News

Post-Bristol Rovers | Carl Winchester

1 April 2024

Carl Winchester chatted to the media following our 0-0 draw at Bristol Rovers.

In a match where clear-cut chances were at a premium, Aiden O'Brien rattled the bar for Town while Jevani Brown hit the post for the hosts.

The result means Salop have lost just one of six away games since boss Paul Hurst returned to the club.

Overall, though, neither side truly did enough to win at The Memorial Stadium.

And when speaking to the media, Winchester was disappointed we didn't up our game and claim all three points.

On the game: 

“We’re disappointed really because we think it was a game that was there for the taking. 

“We had a chat in the changing room afterward and we know our standards need to be better. 

“We are happy with a point and to come away from home and get a clean sheet is always good.

“But we know we can be a lot better than that.  

“If we had upped it just a tiny bit, I feel they were there for the taking.” 

On the chances we created in the second half: 

“We need to take care of that final pass. 

“We just needed to be that little bit better and we could have come away with three points. 

“On the whole, we are disappointed that we didn’t show the levels we know we are capable of. 

“We are happy to take a point but disappointed with the overall performance.” 

On the gap to the bottom four now being seven points: 

“That is good but we need to focus on ourselves and what we can do in the upcoming games. 

“There are some tough games coming up against some good teams and we need to be better than we were today. 

“I don’t want to sound too disappointed and down because we have come away from home and got a point. 

“But we just know we need to be better for these upcoming games. 

“We need to focus on ourselves and what we can do.” 

On facing leaders Portsmouth next: 

“They are the games you want to play in as a player. It’ll be a big atmosphere, it’s a big club with some really good players. 

“They are flying this season. But we want to go there and cause an upset. 

“We know we can go to big places and quieten the crowd down. 

“We know what we are capable of in those big games – we went to Derby and got a point. 

“I don’t see why we can’t go to Portsmouth and do the same.” 

On his performances this season: 

“Today, I wasn’t happy with my performance but on the whole, I have been happy. 

“It’s all about being consistent and showing that to the gaffer. 

“It’s about bringing your strengths to the team and going out and doing that on a match day. 

“But it is all about being consistent, playing your part in the team and helping the team stay up this season.”


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