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SWINDON WILDCATS: Harding would pay up for a win
ADAM Harding says there are no excuses for Wildcats’ recent run of form and admits he would stump up cash to guarantee a return to winning ways.
The 2-1 home defeat to Slough on Wednesday took Swindon to four EPL losses in a row and meant they missed the chance to jump back into the top half of the table.
While opinions are wide-ranging on what has gone wrong for the Link Centre side of late, forward Harding is not interested in naming bad luck as one of them.
“We could always say we have bad bounces but we’ve got to work as a team as well,” said Harding.
“Yes, we haven’t had the greatest bounces but you can’t use it as an excuse. We’ve just got to play better.
“I don’t think we’ve been playing badly, it was a close game (against Slough) and we almost scored a few times at the end.
“Most of the game we were in their zone and had possession.
“We had the chances but we made little mistakes, and it would maybe have been a different game if we had got those pucks in.
“Things didn’t go our way but it’s not far away, we’re just struggling to get a win at the moment, but we will get there I think.
“It is pretty frustrating. I don’t think we deserved to lose the last four games, maybe one of them, but they have all been pretty close.
“We’re going up and they’re coming back with one or two goals and beating us, which is bad.
“We’re begging for a win. I’d put my wages in for a win right now, which would be good for spirit and give us some more confidence.”
With Telford at home and Slough away on the agenda this weekend, the 20-year-old feels matters do not get any easier.
He said: “I’ve heard Telford weren’t great in previous years but they work hard and have just signed a couple of brilliant players (Timo Kuuluvainen and Adam Walker).
“We’ve heard good things about them so that will be tough and Slough will be the same.”
Harding’s fellow forward Sam Smith is pleased to see Tigers player-coach Tom Watkins get financial support from the recently-installed hierarchy at the club.
“I know Tom Watkins quite well, he’s a really good guy and it’s good to see him getting the support he needs,” said Smith.
“I met him a few times last year and he was really down in the dumps about how it was going, so it’s good to see good things happening to a good guy.
“It’s good for the league what’s happening at Telford but at the same time we want to beat them on Saturday.
“When your backs are against the wall you need to show the kind of character you’ve got. We want to win and we want to do well for Alds (Ryan Aldridge, head coach) and for the fans.”
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