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Alexander hails team's work ethic despite defeat

29 November 2014

Late winner denies Town a share of the spoils

Graham Alexander hailed his side’s commitment and work ethic despite falling to defeat at high-flyers Swindon Town this afternoon.

The Cod Army were dealt a cruel blow three minutes from time when substitute Ben Gladwin glanced a header beyond Chris Maxwell.

However, the manager was pleased with the way Town competed against one of League One’s top clubs, and admitted that on another day they could have taken a point.

He said: “We’ve more than competed today against a very good team in this league. We kept them frustrated for long periods, and over the course of the 90 minutes we had the best chances.

“We need to try and find a finishing touch to these chances otherwise we’ll get punished unfortunately, but I’m disappointed for the players.

“Their commitment to the game and their discipline was unbelievable but we just didn’t find the final quality of putting the ball in the back of the net.

“It’s not through a want of trying though or effort because the players keep on getting in those positions, so it will come but we can’t put it down to bad luck.

“As soon as we do that then we’ll win the points we deserve, because I thought the lads deserved a point today for the way we defended and broke at them.

“Swindon have beaten a lot of good teams lately and they to open you up, but at no point today did they do that in my opinion.”

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