Interview : Russell Slade : 29/03/2008
Russell Slade talks to BBC Radio Bristol after the 0-0 draw against Bristol Rovers
Russell Slade
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Yeovil Town manager Russell Slade talked to BBC Radio Bristol's Richard Hoskin after his side had drawn 0-0 against Bristol Rovers on March 29th 2008.

RS: I think the weather got the better of both teams today in many ways. In the first period I was delighted at the way that we defended against the elements and reduced them to perhaps just one real opportunity of perhaps getting a goal from a set play, but Asmir dealt with it really well.

In the second period, I felt we let ourselves down in that we didn't get enough balls into the box and we didn't put their back four under enough pressure and that was a disappointing thing to be honest. I suppose that in the defence of people like Jaime Peters and Zoltan Stieber, it was their first game back for a little while and they began to feel a little bit fatigued. I didn't really have wide options on the bench to change things around too much and so probably a draw was a fair result.

I thought there were some pleasing performances. I thought Nathan Smith at left-back was outstanding and for his first game I was delighted with him. Plus the keeper Asmir has come in and taken over as if Scott Flinders was not missing. So from that point of view, that was really pleasing.

RH: You mentioned conditions. Was it always too much to ask for lots of goals and opportunities this afternoon?

RS: I don't think so in terms of opportunities. But it is so difficult to defend against particularly for ourselves in the first period. Although perhaps you have to give the defences credit. I thought we defended well against it in the first half. Rovers are quite a big side and perhaps more threatful than us on set plays. In the second half I thought Rovers defended exceptionally well, so probably in the end that was going to be the result.

RH: You mentioned Asmir. He got man of the match from the sponsors. Obviously the saves stand out but he caught crosses all afternoon as well.

RS: Yes, I don't think there was anything too difficult in terms of the crosses he had to deal with. But certainly the free kick looked a good save in the first half when he has just had to tip the ball over the bar. That looked a good save as he has read it well and made sure it has just gone over. He can be pleased with his debut and hopefully he can build on that.

RH: And only Nathan Smith's second match for the club and his full debut. It's too early to get excited about him but there is lots of positives to be taken from his performance.

RS: Yes, you worry that given the level he has been playing at, that fitness may be a problem, but he looked fit and he looked to be able to stay with the game. He did some positive things in going forward and linking up with Zoltan Stieber. I think he made his first mistake in about the 89th minute when he got caught in possession but I suppose when he is going forward that is going to happen from time to time. But he can be pleased with that. As long as he goes away and doesn't think that he has made it already. If he can go away and build on that and get better, then he is going to be a good prospect.

RH: When you look back at the end of the season, in the wind and the rain is that a point gained?

RS: Well, you want to win your home games, so I don't necessarily see it like that. But we've got five more games to go now and we just need to grind out a couple more points just to make certain.

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