Interview : Russell Slade : 02/09/2008
Russell Slade talks to BBC Local Radio after the cup exit at Brentford
Russell Slade
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Yeovil Town manager Russell Slade talked to BBC local radio reporter Rob Scanlon after his side had been knocked out on penalties against Brentford, following a 2-2 draw in normal time on September 2nd 2008.

RS: We were disappointed to be 2-0 down, particularly with the penalty. We thought that was more than harsh. But we managed to get one back quickly to go back to 2-1 and then we got a penalty of our own to go 2-2. We felt we should have had another one because he's grabbed it and almost caught it out of the sky but unfortunately we couldn't manage to get that third goal that would have sneaked us through. You've got to have strong strong minds on penalties and be mentally tough and we weren't quite able to go through on those.

Qu: It was an unlucky evening for Aaron Brown, coming in on his debut, but conceding that harsh penalty and then missing one penalty at the end. How did you think he did in the end?

RS: There were some good things, as there were with Craig. Craig has got that wonderful weapon with his long throw and he has a good right foot on him. Again I thought he did well in patches. So there were good things, and they needed football as well, so that was the important thing. Also I was able to give the likes of Terry Skiverton a bit of time away from the grind and also share it between Marc Bircham and Darren Way tonight. Lee Peltier was also rested. Hopefully with Danny Schofield being a possibility of being fit at the weekend and if we manage to complete the signing of Andy Welsh tomorrow (Wednesday) then it could be that we can make five or six changes and freshen it up and have a fresher look when we go to MK Dons.

Qu: You mentioned Marc Bircham there. It was a good goal to get your side into the game but that temper was boiling and you withdrew him at half time. You were always going to withdraw him the second half?

RS: I wasn't going to play him for 90 minutes anyway, but I thought maybe he wasn't getting along too well with the referee and that I might be wise to do it earlier than I anticipated. Darren went on and had a terrific second half as well and has had 45 minutes so hopefully that's not taken too much out of him, and he is available as well for Saturday.

Qu: Andre McCollin came on in the second half and looked sharp. He had another penalty miss unfortunately, but he is young and he'll learn won't he?

RS: Yes, I think we should have fed him a few more balls and created a few more races for him because he is quite quick and sharp. If we had created a few more races and a few more one-on-ones then maybe we would have got a bit more joy with him.

Qu: It looked like their goalkeeper who is a young 18 year old was quite nervous at times and Gavin Tomlin looked to be scaring him throughout the evening.

RS: I don't know how he was scaring him! But Andy (Scott) has played his young keeper today and that's what we've done with our keeper. That's what you do when you've got the opportunity.

Qu: Looking forward to Saturday's game against MK Dons, as you mentioned, you could have a new player tomorrow (Wednesday) and then you've got the guys you rested tonight like Lee Peltier and Terry Skiverton, so there could be a few changes as you go into Saturday.

RS: Yes, I hope he's coming down and doesn't change his mind because I know there were two other football clubs that dearly wanted his services but we have agreed terms verbally and with his people and we're hoping to see him tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon.

Qu: So Lloyd's departure helped instigate the deal. Were you very disappointed to see Lloyd go, or was it a sense of inevitability?

RS: Well no, because Lloyd going meant that it was possible to do Andy Welsh. So we moved in that direction. I obviously couldn't guarantee Lloyd first team football with the direction we are now going in, and he has a wonderful opportunity now at Cheltenham to gain first team football regularly.

Qu: After a very tough week, with three long away days, what's the plan?

RS: It's not over yet! No, we've got yet another trip, which will be our fifth out of seven and it's a tricky one at MK Dons. It's a lovely stadium, and we can go there with optimism and a fresh look and hopefully come back with a result.

Qu: A few days of rest before then?

RS: Just a day, or more likely just a morning!

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