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Passing game can help Town beat the fatigue factor - Luongo
MASSIMO Luongo admitted tiredness may be creeping into the Swindon squad but is convinced maintaining Town’s style of football is the perfect way to limit the fatigue levels.
Town have lost their last two games after going down 3-1 to Walsall and then 2-1 at Oldham, during which time they failed to produce the slick passing football which has quickly become their trademark this season.
While Town’s packed schedule might be catching up on the squad’s older players, Luongo admitted the run of games could also be taking it’s toll on the youngsters not used to the demands of first team football, but also insisted there is no reason to panic.
“We’ve had a lot of games recently and maybe some people are tired, I don’t know, but maybe we think it’s getting too easy at times when we are dominating the game,” he said.
“I think boys need to assess the situations better and do things better, and not take the foot off the gas.
“We have Jay (McEveley) and Wardy (Darren Ward) in there who are the older ones, and maybe they might be tired, but for me playing all these games is a first so my body is taking an effect from it.
“I don’t think anyone is worried after two games, and if you’ve met the bunch of lads you will know we are all pretty relaxed.”
Luongo is grateful to have a full seven days to recover following Saturday’s loss at Boundary Park, but insisted the squad can stay fresh if they continue to keep the ball and force their opposition to do all the running.
“We are lucky we have Saturday-Saturday games so we have the whole week to prepare and sort things out and recover,” he said.
“The way we play helps with all that because if we can keep the ball we don’t need our bodies as much, and if we’re smart enough we can maintain our bodies and the level it goes through.
“If anything we need to keep the ball for longer periods but we have substitutes who can come on and they can do a job if someone can’t last the 90 minutes.”
Meanwhile, Town striker Kayden Jackson has been recalled from his loan spell at Swindon Supermarine and has been sent straight back on loan to Conference North side Oxford City.
In total, Jackson scored 12 goals in 14 appearances for Marine during his two-month stay with the Southern League Division One South & West outfit.
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