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Storey finds his scoring boots...in the post

Swindon Advertiser: Miles Storey Miles Storey

MILES Storey appears to have quite literally discovered his shooting boots.

The young forward had been kept waiting for his latest Nike footwear to arrive for quite a while ahead of the trip to Tranmere Rovers on Tuesday night but they were delivered in time to be given a try at Prenton Park and the 20-year-old reaped the benefits.

The omens weren’t good pre-match for Storey, who couldn’t find his range during shooting practice, but his 67th-minute equaliser - a cross-shot which drifted over Tranmere goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams for his second goal of the season - proved he was right to stick by them.

“I’ve been waiting for them for a week,” Storey told the Advertiser. “Parcelforce have been a bit of a nightmare for me but I gave them a go in the warm-up and gave them a run-out.

“I didn’t score at all in the warm-up but it’s the luck of the draw. Hopefully they are (my shooting boots).”

Having recorded back to back league wins for the first time since mid-November, Swindon are now four points off the League One play-offs with seven games of the season to go.

It remains a formidable task and Storey stressed that there was no need for the Town players to get carried away with the position they now find themselves in.

“Anything is possible now. You’ve got to aim to win all the games that you play and think about the next one. That’s all we can do at the minute,” he said.

“We’ve got a young side so all we can do is keep on playing and hopefully keep on winning.”

Storey put Town’s ability to grind out victory at Prenton Park down to sheer bloody-mindedness and a few choice words at half-time.

“Mainly it’s about the grit,” he said. “We had a bit of a sticky patch after the goal (at Tranmere), maybe took our foot off the pedal and they got their goal. We got a bit of a rollicking at half-time and we were told we needed to hold the ball better, create chances.

“We all knew it anyway, we knew we needed to look after it better.”

Meanwhile, former Swindon Town loanee Jacob Murphy is expected to join Southend United ahead of the closure of the emergency loan window this evening.

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1:06pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Swindon1984 says...

67th minute equaliser? Get it right Sam!
67th minute equaliser? Get it right Sam! Swindon1984
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1:35pm Thu 27 Mar 14

stfcflag says...

Good player, keep him at Swindon and play him in a 2 man partnership upfront. He'll score a good few for us in his time if we give him the chance !
Good player, keep him at Swindon and play him in a 2 man partnership upfront. He'll score a good few for us in his time if we give him the chance ! stfcflag
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1:37pm Thu 27 Mar 14

smirg kcab says...

Great player should have started every game with ranger, and should never been loaned out.
Great player should have started every game with ranger, and should never been loaned out. smirg kcab
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7:35pm Thu 27 Mar 14

alchafreds says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Great player should have started every game with ranger, and should never been loaned out.
minus score for praising his own players
unreal
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Great player should have started every game with ranger, and should never been loaned out.[/p][/quote]minus score for praising his own players unreal alchafreds
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11:42pm Thu 27 Mar 14

akershaker says...

alchafreds wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
Great player should have started every game with ranger, and should never been loaned out.
minus score for praising his own players
unreal
I think the point is that Storey is not a "great" player. He's a young player with potential, but he is not the answer to all our prayers at the moment. We should give him some game time to develop but for every good goal he's scored he's had many an anonymous half getting pushed off the ball. I'm not slagging Storey off, he's young and far from a finish article and will only improve, he can make an impact as a sub or from the odd start, but he wouldn't bein the first eight names on my team sheet.
[quote][p][bold]alchafreds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Great player should have started every game with ranger, and should never been loaned out.[/p][/quote]minus score for praising his own players unreal[/p][/quote]I think the point is that Storey is not a "great" player. He's a young player with potential, but he is not the answer to all our prayers at the moment. We should give him some game time to develop but for every good goal he's scored he's had many an anonymous half getting pushed off the ball. I'm not slagging Storey off, he's young and far from a finish article and will only improve, he can make an impact as a sub or from the odd start, but he wouldn't bein the first eight names on my team sheet. akershaker
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11:48pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Oi Den! says...

alchafreds wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
Great player should have started every game with ranger, and should never been loaned out.
minus score for praising his own players
unreal
Nothing wrong with minuses. It would be better if they said why they disagree though. I think grim's wrong on all counts. Storey may be a great player one day. He's not yet, he's not earned the right to be first choice and Ranger just doesn't seem interested in being a professional footballer. He's a player who has it all. Sadly he doesn't seem to appreciate that his talent alone is not enough.
[quote][p][bold]alchafreds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Great player should have started every game with ranger, and should never been loaned out.[/p][/quote]minus score for praising his own players unreal[/p][/quote]Nothing wrong with minuses. It would be better if they said why they disagree though. I think grim's wrong on all counts. Storey may be a great player one day. He's not yet, he's not earned the right to be first choice and Ranger just doesn't seem interested in being a professional footballer. He's a player who has it all. Sadly he doesn't seem to appreciate that his talent alone is not enough. Oi Den!
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