Interview : Russell Slade : 06/10/2007
Russell Slade talks to BBC Radio Bristol after the 1-0 defeat against Leeds
Russell Slade
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Yeovil Town manager Russell Slade talked to BBC Radio Bristol's John Bennett after his side had lost 1-0 against Leeds United on October 6th 2007.

JB: Russell, bad luck today - you deserved at least a point out of that one.

RS: Yes, obviously we've come with a gameplan and by and large we think we've executed that gameplan very well. We were a greater threat down the sides with the addition of Kevin Betsy. My two centre-halves and Matty Rose were exceptional today. We nullified their threat throughout the game, and so it was immensely disappointing to concede with two minutes to go.

JB: You created some very good chances as well, throughout the game.

RS: I thought overall we had four chances if you include Lloyd's header at the death there. Marcus Stewart in the second half, Paul Warne in the first half and Anthony Barry in the first half as well. I thought we were a bit disappointing from our set plays and felt we could have created more and could have had better quality from those sort of situations. And in the end a certain looseness that came from an unnecessary free kick won the game.

JB: It was a disappointing goal to concede, because you'd stood up to everything thrown at you in the box.

RS: Yes, but I can't praise my centre-halves enough, and at some stage they need the pressure taken off them, don't they? They kept a clean sheet against Luton and they nearly survived another 90 minutes but we've still not managed to get ourselves a goal.

JB: It was an injury-hit team, so are you pleased with the way they stood up for 89 minutes of the game?

RS: Yes I am, but I'm also conscious of the fact that I don't want us to be the nearly men. We nearly got a good result. We played very well in the first half but not so good in the second half. We played well, but we've not got the right result. I don't want that. That is 'nearly man' football. I want us to be successful, and I am ambitious. Even when we have got injuries I want us to move forward and I want us to perform. We have performed today by and large. It is not an easy place to come - it is a very difficult place to come. It will be interesting to see how we react to that on Tuesday against Hereford, because we put an awful lot of effort into that game today to try and get a result and obviously that is a big knock.

JB: How is Lloyd Owusu? He was holding his back throughout the game.

RS: He's OK and I think he'll be fine. He gets his knocks because he puts himself about for us of course, but we'll have to wait and see.

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