Interview : Russell Slade : 10/03/2007
Russell Slade talks to BBC Radio Bristol prior to the Cheltenham game
Russell Slade
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Yeovil Town manager Russell Slade talked to BBC Radio Bristol's Alistair Durden prior to the match against Cheltenham Town at Whaddon Road on March 10th 2007. Yeovil went on to win the game 2-1.

AD: Russell last week's game at Port Vale was pretty uncharacteristic from the point of view of the goals that you let in. Are you confident that was a one-off?

RS: Yes, we've got to put that behind us as best as we possibly can and turn things around today. We know Cheltenham will be a tough nut to crack and we know John Ward will have his team organised and they will be fighting for their lives. So there are lots of problems and obstacles to overcome but we think we are capable of doing that.

AD: They've been quick to point out that they've enjoyed the derby games whether it's been against yourselves, Bristol City or Swansea. What's their secret do you think?

RS: Well I think that has given them a lift at the right time when they've needed a big result. To have a big crowd and a big local derby like Bristol, ourselves or Swansea has been good for them and it has probably lifted their levels enormously and got great results. So we've got to be wary of that too.

AD: They got their winner very late on at Huish Park with that Melligan header. What do you remember other than that?

RS: Jut about that - the Melligan header - it wasn't a classic game. We had a lot of possession at home without really hurting them. We needed to do a bit better than them. But Cheltenham should and ought to come forward a little bit more at home and let's hope that it is a bit more of an open game.

AD: We're in the last quarter of the season and I see Marcus Stewart thinks the top two - Bristol City and Scunthorpe - are away. I'm sure you haven't given up hope have you?

RS: I'd never give up hope - ever. I just think it is important that we get two back-to-back wins. And if we can get those two back-to-back wins then that will take a bit of the heat off us. Six points makes a massive difference and the quicker we can establish ourselves in the playoffs the better.

AD: Have you drawn from any of the previous seasons to see how many points would be good enough for the top six?

RS: Well I've set 75 points as being a definite. Last season it was 71 and that was enough to get in there. We are not too far off that. There are only 10 games to go so everybody is running out of games and points and the quicker that we get those points on the board the better.

AD: And Martin Cranie coming in today at left-back.

RS: Yes he is. He'll deputise for Nathan Jones who has had his operation. He is walking around and was doing so 12 hours later. He wants to be the quickest man back. He is with us today because he couldn't keep away such is his enthusiasm.

AD: So it is looking more like four than six weeks for his return?

RS: I think he is more looking like three!

AD: Any other changes today?

RS: Yes, I brought big Scotty Guyett in and Matty Rose goes to the bench. I just feel Cheltenham are a very big side, particularly up front where they have been playing Odejayi and Connor, with even Spencer on the left. They are a very big side and a very very big side at the back and we need to combat that and those extra few inches will hopefully be of benefit today.

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