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A good learning curve

1 September 2013

Gareth Roberts on the 4-1 win v Cheltenham Town

Skipper Gareth Roberts talks about his sides dominating performance against Cheltenham and his thoughts on Tuesday night’s game in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy at Port Vale.



'It was a good all round team performance today, I'm delighted to have won 4 -1. To go a goal down after just 4 minutes, then to turn the game around inside 15 minutes in by going 3 -1 up was fantastic.


Craig Jones and Danny Mayor were brilliant, Danny scored a fantastic goal and Craig set up two of the four goals. Jones and Mayor will cause any defence problems this season. It's a whole new team and we are all still learning. We now need to continue to encourage all the boys to go out and express themselves and enjoy the games.


We weren't really challenged as a defence today, apart from them hitting the post early in the game. Trevor Carson didn't really have to make a save in the second half.


Looking to Tuesday night’s game against Port Vale in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy, the manager will put a team out that he thinks will win us the game. We haven't spoken in full about where the competition could take us or what it entails for us, as our main importance was the game against Cheltenham.


We've been disappointed when we've conceded goals, especially the two late goals last Saturday against Burton Albion and even the first goal today. I believe as we continue to play and as the season progresses we'll get tighter and stronger. It's a learning curve and as long as we can all enjoy it along the way, that's brilliant.’


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