Interview : Russell Slade : 01/01/2007
Russell Slade talks to BBC Radio Bristol after the 0-0 draw against Northampton
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Yeovil Town manager Russell Slade talked to BBC Radio Bristol's Mike Kay after his side drew 0-0 at home against Northampton Town on January 1st 2007.

MK: Russell obviously a difficult match to encounter today but how do you look upon it? Was it three points you should have had today, because you had the chances?

RS: The thing is when games come so rapidly and teams are not able to put out perhaps the strongest sides that they would like to put out and you get some strange results. I'm not saying this is a strange result, but it did put added pressure upon us at home. We didn't really get playing in the first half. Certainly two wonderful saves by Steve Mildenhall kept us in the game. In the second half we were much much better and it was all about trying to get that first goal and I think that first goal would have won the game for either side.

MK: And not for the first time this season Mildenhall has played his part hasn't he?

RS: Yes, although they've all played their part haven't they? They've all been magnificent at certain times in the season. But Mildy's two saves were exceptional early on.

MK: Northampton played with a well-organised away from home performance today. Even with things like Lee Morris - they clattered him early on, they knew he was a target man that they had to get.

RS: Yes, I thought they were a little bit cynical at times. The referee perhaps could have been a little bit sharper. There are some referees who would have given out a lot more yellow cards than what he gave today for some of the tackling that was going on.

MK: Was it harsh words at half time, because your team certainly lifted their game.

RS: Yes, I just wanted some real determination in the second half and for us to perhaps not feel sorry for ourselves and to go out there and take the game to them for 45 minutes and I felt we did that. Northampton were just relying on in the second period, maybe a set play, a throw in or a corner to try and hurt us or a quick break. But in the main we had the ball most of the time and we were driving towards their goal trying to get one.

MK: Even with fresh attacking legs you just couldn't dent them.

RS: No, we couldn't and it was always looking as though it was going to be one goal. There were chances going right up to the last minute - half chances to try and get that goal.

MK: The one chance that stands out is Ian Taylor of Northampton, stopping Ishmael Welsh on a clearcut run to goal.

RS: Yes, it was clearly premeditated. They will see that as a good yellow card to give away, won't they? We were three on one, and it sometimes deserves a bit more than a yellow for what he is trying to achieve there.

MK: You sensed that Northampton would settle for the deaw but they always looked dangerous as there were the long throws as well.

RS: Yes, they are a set piece team. They have the long throws into the box and they are quite robust and that is the strength of their play and you have to be mindful of that.

MK: I was equally impressed with their keeper who did keep them in the game as well.

RS: Yes, Mark Bunn was a young first year apprentice when I was there or even an Under 16, and we really rated him highly and it is no shock that he has grown up to be a fine keeper.

MK: You've got a busy schedule and only a few days before another Friday night game against Huddersfield.

RS: Yes, we've won two and drawn two. I'm very happy with that. If we can get something from the Huddersfield game and perhaps with another 48 hours rest this time we might be a bit better.

MK: Any sign of the injured personnel coming back?

RS: We'll have to see. We have a day off tomorrow and then we'll have a body count the day after and see where we are.

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