Interview : Russell Slade : 14/02/2009
Russell Slade talks to BBC Radio Bristol after the 3-1 win over Peterborough
Russell Slade
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Yeovil Town manager Russell Slade talked to BBC Somerset reporter Pete Simson after his side had beaten Peterborough United 3-1 on February 14th 2009.

PS: Russell, well played today. I guess in terms of the character and the performance, it was everything you could have asked for.

RS: Yes, they've absolutely given everything at this moment in time. It's four wins on the bounce and I can't ask for more.

PS: And under such pressure early in the second half - that was when you were really being tested. Yes, you did concede, but you saw the game out in the way that you needed to.

RS: I thought the key time was that they peppered us during the five or ten minutes before half time, and I thought that they had a couple of chances. It was key that we went in at 2-0. They scored after half time but we still had that cushion. We were still hanging onto something. We managed to get a fortunate third goal and that gave us that little bit of comfort to see the game out.

PS: Early on in the game, you diluted the pressure they put upon you and then got forward yourself. Aaron Brown is such a threat, especially from set pieces and he played a big part on both of the opening goals.

RS: Yes, we thought we could be a threat from set plays today and so it proved. To get a quick second goal from a set play was really rewarding for us.

PS: There was a heart in mouth moment right on the stroke of half time when Jon Worthington came to the rescue and had to clear a header off the line.

RS: Yes, he's had a super game. He sees danger and he tracks runners and he has had a terrific game.

PS: In the second half as I've mentioned there was pressure on from Peterborough, which is to be expected, but throughout the game when the back four was broken, Josh Wagenaar was there to put in some excellent stops.

RS: Yes, he made two great saves today. He's actually had more to do in some of the other games in terms of stopping goal chances, but yes he has been sound and Josh is in a confident mood at the moment.

PS: And I guess you must be very confident going into a local derby on Tuesday against Bristol Rovers?

RS: Yes, I just felt we had to be mindful. We'd not played for a while, although nor had Peterborough apart from they played against Brighton on Tuesday. They've had a setback today though. So that's a lesson for us to make sure that we are on our guard.

PS: There's been a lot of talk obviously and there will be a lot of worried fans particularly after this run of games and four wins out of four. Is there anything you can clarify to our listeners who are really keen to know what's actually been happening?

RS: Look, I'm just letting the football do the talking really. We're doing really well on the pitch and that is my only focus. Any other issues need to be kept in-house anyway. That's the way I see it anyway. I'm just working exceptionally hard and we're getting the right results and I can't ask for anything more.

PS: You want to stay at Yeovil Town?

RS: Yes, absolutely. Yes. Yes.

PS: Rovers have had a good result today as they've won away at Scunthorpe, which makes this game on Tuesday night that little more tastier doesn't it?

RS: Yes it does, and whoever gets the three points on Tuesday night, I think can probably sleep a little bit easier by looking up rather than looking down.

PS: What's the latest on Terry Skiverton? I guess if there was one negative from the game, it was that he limped off on his return. Are there any updates there?

RS: Yes, he's got a bit of a hole on the front of his foot from a studmark. It was very swollen and obviously we did the right thing in taking him off. It was unfortunate in that it was Terry's first game back, so he'll be disappointed in that.

PS: You've got a captain in the making there in Lee Peltier, who not only slotted into a centre-back position he doesn't normally play, but led from the back line with great maturity.

RS: I have to say, I've always fancied him there, because he's got a great leap on him. He's got that pace and he likes to tackle and he's got the ingredients to be a decent centre-half as well. So I thought he did a terrific job.

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