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In his own words: Phil Parkinson post-Swindon Town

14 January 2017

Read the manager’s thoughts after Wanderers’ defeat to the Robins

Wanderers suffered their first home defeat since October against Swindon Town on Saturday.

David Wheater had originally put the hosts in front with a spectacular volley, only for the Robins to turn the game on its head to claim a late victory.

And speaking following the game, manager Phil Parkinson covered the following points… 



On his side’s performance…
It’s a low dressing room as you can imagine, we don’t like getting beat and we have had such a fantastic run here so I’m disappointed.

We’ve got in enough good positions to win the game today but we just needed that bit of extra quality whether it was finishing the chance or the final ball itself. 

We had more than enough opportunities to win the game, but we’ve ended up chasing it and losing late on.

On the team’s first defeat since October at Macron Stadium…

We’ve had a solid base all season that has proven to work so well for us and towards the end of the game it became very, you attack, we attack and that’s ended up costing us. 

If you can’t win the game you take the point and we’ve got cut through too easily.

It’s a game we should have at least taken a point from and probably all three so it’s obviously frustrating.

On the fitness and size of his squad…
Three of the players today missed the week's training and I felt first half that we looked a little leggy and perhaps a yard off the pace. 

Second half we raised our game, scoring that goal and we just needed a second to kill the game.

On his side’s reaction following defeat…
We have a busy week and the nature of being in the football profession is you get knocks and you have to recover from them. That’s what we’re going to be looking at doing after today.

And finally, looking ahead to Tuesday nights FA Cup replay against Crystal Palace…
We have to now move on from this and focus on Tuesday where we have a terrific game at Selhurst Park. 

It’s important that we pick ourselves up and go down to Palace and give it the best we can to get the best possible result where there’s a great prize for the winner.

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