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Practice makes perfect for goal hero Pritchard
PRACTICE made perfect for Alex Pritchard on Saturday, as the Tottenham loanee’s extra work on set-pieces was rewarded in spectacular style.
Pritchard spends a little time at the end of every Swindon Town training session trying to improve his skills from a dead ball, and in the 16th minute of the clash with MK Dons at stadium:mk he got the chance to show off exactly what he is capable of.
The result was a delicious 20-yard free-kick which curled into the top left-hand corner of Dons keeper David Martin’s goal.
“Jay was going to have it and I just said to him ‘look, let me bend it round the wall’ and he said okay so I stepped up, hit it sweetly and it went in the top corner,” Pritchard told the Advertiser.
“I practice a lot and that’s what I’ve got to do, it’s a good feeling.
“After training I just have a few and on the game day have a few as well and then it’s about what happens in the game.”
Pritchard was delighted with a point from a difficult trip to Buckinghamshire, especially after Town had to play 40 minutes with 10 men following the dismissal of Nathan Byrne.
“To hold out away at MK Dons is a good point away from home, especially after going down to 10 men as well,” he said.
“A few players are positive, Wardy (Darren Ward) is saying to everyone ‘we’ve come here, we’ve gone down to 10 men and we’ve still got the draw’.
“We can grind out results now whereas a month ago we wouldn’t have ground it out. It’s a positive.
“We’ve got a few more players in and we’re growing as a team.
“I think Nathan is a bit down about it, a bit upset about it. I don’t know if we were on top but we looked threatening on the counter.
“We got our game together and held out and got a good point.”
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