Interview : Russell Slade : 25/11/2006
Russell Slade talks to BBC Radio Bristol after the 0-2 defeat against Scunthorpe
Russell Slade
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Yeovil Town manager Russell Slade talked to BBC Bristol's Jon Bennett immediately after the 0-2 home defeat against Scunthorpe United on November 25th 2006.

JB: Russell there's never a good time to concede a goal, but to concede so early, it was always going to be an uphill battle wasn't it?

RS: Yes, I think that's what I've just said. To concede a goal so early is obviously not good, particularly when you are at home. That knocked the wind out of our sails. We didn't start with a great tempo but that certainly didn't help us and of course we didn't recover from it.

JB: A change of formation brought some dividends didn't it, and the substitutions at half time - how did you think Leon Best got on today?

RS: Well any manager worth his salt will try and change things to try and give his team assistance and ultimately to try and get back into the game. I tried to do that by bringing on more attacking players as the game wore on and to try and claw our way back in it. But it wasn't to be the case. Wayne Gray came fairly close with 10 or 12 minutes to go when he came on but that's probably the nearest we came. There was a header that flashed by and Marcus Stewart's header over the bar but we didn't really create nearly enough chances to go on and win a football match.

JB: You were just getting back into it just before the second goal was scored. There was a positive spell of pressure from you.

RS: Yes, for sure. I think that was probably our best spell, just after half time. As you say we had 15 minutes where most of the game was in the Scunthorpe half and we'd had one or two corners and you thought that maybe now is the opportunity and you might get back into the game. So that second goal came at a very bad time. But as you say there never is a good time to concede a goal, and certainly to concede that one at that time was crucial.

JB: Unfortunately it was Marcus Stewart's last game of his loan spell. Is there any further details you can tell us about trying to get him back in January. I understand the Bristol City might be here today.

RS: Yes, I think he is here. Their game is tomorrow. The clubs have got a very good relationship - both Bristol and Yeovil and I'm sure that if dialog has not taken place today, then I'm sure that it will take place over the coming weeks. As I've said, we'd like to see Marcus Stewart return.

JB: Is it important not to let the players get too downhearted. I think you're still 6th in League One.

RS: Yes, of course. We've lost a battle but not the war and I'm sure that we are capable of pulling it around again and bouncing back. As I've said to them, when we go in on Monday, I won't go in there with any pre-conceived ideas. It will be a clean sheet and maybe one or two that have not figured recently may get the opportunity to fight their way back into the team. Let's start again and see if we can get a run going again.

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