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Whole new ball game for Jay
“I’VE NEVER played in a game like that in my life, to be honest with you, when you’ve had total domination for 90 minutes and come away with nothing.”
Jay McEveley echoed the sentiments of everyone associated with Swindon Town after an extraordinary game at Molineux on Saturday, the full-back suggesting if the Robins continue to produce similarly excellent performances for the rest of the season then a play-off place is not out of the question.
Despite controlling their League One clash with Wolves, Town somehow ended up losing 3-2 after goals from Scott Golbourne, Kevin Doyle and Kevin Foley handed the home side all three points.
In a long career across the divisions, McEveley could not remember an experience quite like it.
“Obviously we’re disappointed but we’ve said to each other that we’re eight games into the season with a new squad, there’s been a total change at the football club and we come to a place like Wolves and play like that,” he said.
“I don’t think there’s any cause for concern, really.
“I’ve never played in a game like that in my life, to be honest with you, when you’ve had total domination for 90 minutes and come away with nothing.
“I don’t know how many chances we’ve created – enough to win four games – and we just haven’t put the ball in the back of the net.
“They’ve scored a fluky goal, the first one, which has put us on the back foot.
“I don’t see how you can take any negatives out of the game. If we play like that every week we’re going to go close to the top six.”
The grand project undertaken by manager Mark Cooper, chairman Jed McCrory and director of football operations Lee Power to revamp the Swindon squad and remodel their style of play is attracting more and more admirers with every passing week, and McEveley believes the Robins are somewhat ahead of schedule.
“It’s what we work on in training. It’s eight games into the season and I think we’ve got the understanding already of where everyone is going to be on the pitch, the movement we need to do to create space for someone else and it’s all coming together very nicely,” he said.
“The hard work has to come first, everything else comes second and if we do that every game – which I’m sure the lads in that dressing room will do – we won’t go far wrong this season.”
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