Interview : Russell Slade : 02/12/2006
Russell Slade talks to BBC Radio Bristol after the 2-3 defeat against Rotherham
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Yeovil Town manager Russell Slade spoke to BBC Radio Bristol's Ben Orr on December 2nd 2006 after watching his side lose 3-2 against Rotherham United at Millmoor.

BO: Russell, a defeat in the end and I guess you feel that you lost the game in the opening 20 minutes or so.

RS: Yes, I do. I absolutely feel we lost it early on. The first 20 minutes was poor for us and we didn't help ourselves. We put ourselves under pressure and they were sloppy goals. They were two crosses and we should have either stopped them or dealt with them and we didn't do either.

BO: And Delroy Facey got a lot of space in the box for the opening goal with the header.

RS: Just a bit! He could have put it in anywhere couldn't he? That was poor and it is so disappointing. The biggest plus in the first half was the front two. I thought they looked a threat constantly. They dragged us back into the game fortunately. Then Rotherham have scored a goal right on the stroke of half time and we are not sure it was a penalty. There is no a player in my dressing room that thinks that it is.

BO: Another positive is Chris Cohen's contribution for those two goals. There was great work down the left hand side from him.

RS: Chris does some brilliant things. He does some naive things at times. But some of the crosses he put in were excellent and he never stops trying, does he?

BO: The spirit was there all the way through. Yeovil never gave up and there was a foul on Leon Best right at the end (in the penalty box) from what I saw on the other side of the ground.

RS: Yes, he's got a goal which was great for him and I thought he was a handful to be honest. As I say, I thought the big positives were the front two who were at times very very lively. The turn that Lee Morris made in the second period when he just went past people before the third man got across was top drawer and to be fair to him that's his best position; down the middle.

BO: Although you've lost the game, are you pleased with the way that the 4-4-2 formation went?

RS: I think there is a lot that we have got to work on - an awful lot. If that means we have to work morning, afternoon and night to get that right then we'll do that.

BO: Paul Terry had to go off in the second half with a knock. What's the problem with him?

RS: He has twisted his knee, so he is struggling a little bit. That was a bit disappointing but we reshuffled and we tried to do something about it, but it wasn't to be today.

BO: Martin Cranie had to come off but he made a good contribution before he departed.

RS: Yes, I thought it took him a little bit of time to settle in there to be honest. Obviously, the first 20 minutes were difficult. But once he did settle in he did OK. But again, I still feel there is more to come from us - an awful lot more. And if we are to be successful we have got to find more.

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