Yeovil Town left-winger Andy Welsh speaks to BBC Bristol reporter Ed Hadwin after the Glovers had drawn 0-0 with Gillingham on February 13th 2010.
EH: Andy that looked like a difficult match to play in. The pitch didn't really help, and the game never really got going did it?
AW: No, it didn't. Obviously they are fighting for their lives and had a game in midweek and they made six changes today. They would have had players coming in that are chomping at the bit and want to show the manager that they should be playing. It kind of always happens when someone goes and really batters a team. The week after it's different. All week we've been sharp, looking lively and we were all really looking forward to the game. But things didn't drop for us today. We had a few things drop in the box last week and we finished them off. Even my shot right at the end - last week that might have gone in. But we got a point and a clean sheet and we're starting another little run which is the main thing.
EH: Your shot and the one from Nathan Smith that was turned onto the bar was probably about as close as you came wasn't it?
AW: Yes, I think so. We didn't make too many clear-cut opportunities, but at the same time, they hit the post and that was probably the only real chance that they had. If we had maybe moved five or ten yards further up as a team we might have squeezed them more and pressed them more or got in on the outside of them. But obviously it wasn't to be today, and a point's a good point.
EH: And it keeps them at arms length as they're the team at the top of the relegation line.
AW: Yes, it keeps their heads down, and obviously they're going to be struggling over the next few weeks because they need to pick up wins. Like I said, they're struggling and they're fighting for their lives, so I think we've got to take the point and move on to Tuesday.
EH: If you do get those results away from home, it does take the pressure off at Huish Park, so if you can get a few more results away from home then it builds up momentum, doesn't it?
AW: Yes, exactly. If you can get a bit of momentum going, and we'll go into Tuesday night's game trying to get all three points. Hopefully if we can get that, then we can move onto the next game. Like you say, winning away from home last week and the way that we did and the way we played, just gave us another spark again. We can't be too disappointed today, as we did a lot of work last week and a lot of work on the training field and we'll look forward to putting in another good performance on Tuesday.
EH: And for you, you must be glad to get a good run in the team as it's been a bit of a stop-start season hasn't it?
AW: Yes, obviously the last two months have been difficult not playing. But obviously today it was great to be playing again. For me it's not always about getting past the man and crossing the ball. That's obviously why I'm in the team, but sometimes you've got to dig in and do a job, and hopefully that's what I've shown that I can do.
EH: Finally Tuesday night is going to be a tough one as Colchester are a difficult team to be reckoned with.
AW: Yes, they are, but no-one likes coming here on a Tuesday night. It's a long way from Colchester, so we'll be looking to get into them early and try and force the issue.
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