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MacDonald counts the cost of latest draw
SWINDON boss Kevin MacDonald admitted the two points his side dropped in the 1-1 draw with Oldham yesterday could come back to cost Town come the end of the season.
The Robins needed an acrobatic effort from Adam Rooney to earn a point after Lee Barnard had given the Latics the lead, but missed a series of chances as they once again failed to turn their dominance into victory at the County Ground.
Town now haven’t won any of their last six home games and have slipped to fourth in the League One table, and MacDonald admitted the latest dropped points could make things difficult for his side as the season reaches its conclusion.
“We created a lot of chances and didn’t score them, and come the end of the season they might prove expensive for us,” he said.
“All I can say is that the lads didn’t deliberately miss chances and at least we are creating chances. I don’t think we played as good football as we did last week because the pitch was a bit lively, but we created more chances but didn’t take them.
“It wasn’t just the strikers who missed goals and there were a few chances who dropped to other players, and I don’t blame anybody because we maybe lacked that bit of quality and care and didn’t relax enough.
“I know I keep saying it but if we play like that we will win more games than we lose, it’s just a pity we are only drawing at home because we could really have done with the three points because it would have set us up nicely for Monday.”
MacDonald was encouraged by the debuts of Spurs trio Massimo Luongo, Dean Parrett and Nathan Byrne, but was just as impressed with his more established players.
“They all had a good performance but so did the rest of the team,” he said.
“You can’t make all those chances without the rest of the team, but Nathan came on and did very well although we hope Nathan Thompson isn’t too bad.
“Dean was always going to create chances and had one or two, and Massimo got stronger as the game went on.
“It wasn’t hard for any of the three of them to come in and meet the players and play straight away, but they all played very well and didn’t do any harm to their reputations.”
Thompson’s ankle injury which forced him off in the second half will be assessed today and tomorrow ahead of Monday’s trip to top-of-the-table Doncaster.
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