Interview : Andy Welsh : 11/09/2010
Andy Welsh Speaks To The BBC After The 3-1 Win Over Tranmere
Andy Welsh
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Yeovil Town left-winger Andy Welsh spoke to local journalist Chris Spittles, on behalf of BBC Somerset, following the 3-1 victory over Tranmere Rovers on September 11th 2010.

CS: Andy there was great disappointment last Saturday, but I imagine it's a much happier dressing room seven days on.

AW: Yes, we had to stand up and be counted today. We had to put in a performance, because last week wasn't acceptable, and obviously there was the game against Exeter where we lost at home 3-1. That wasn't as bad as Notts County but we still lost. We had to come into today and get nothing else but three points.

CS: Dean Bowditch set you on the way with a fantastic goal.

AW: Yes, definitely. Deano's got that in his locker. He's got the ability to see things that other people don't see. I don't even know if he took a touch (for the first goal). He just hit it and caught the keeper out. People will say he (the Tranmere goalkeeper, Joe Collister) is a young lad, but I think that would have caught anyone out, to be honest.

CS: The second goal came from you. Some people have expressed surprised at it being a header, but I think that you are going to disagree quite strongly about that?

AW: Yes, I've scored a few headers before. Just because of the slight frame, don't think I've not done that. Again I've delighted that I've got two goals already, and I think that's in four games, so I'm happy with my start. I really hope that I can carry on doing that this season.

CS: The manager said you were practicing and had scored three or four headers against him, in the other week.

AW: He made a few of us come to his little boy's birthday party! We didn't mind. Darren Way was playing on the left wing and I was breaking and I think I scored six or seven with my head and the gaffer was in the goal. It was good fun.

We're delighted to get the three points from that today.

CS: I think the manager was disappointed that you didn't get a penalty and that Adam Virgo's goal didn't stand. So you could have won by even more.

AW: Yes, I think it was a definite penalty. Also with Virg's (Adam Virgo) goal, he's just come over the top of someone. I think he's just got the run on their guy and even if he didn't touch the guy he was going to head it in. So I don't know why they gave the foul for it. But at least we took the three points.

CS: A deserved three points and a vastly improved performance, and I'm sure that's filled the lads with some confidence.

AW: Yes, I think we put a hell of a lot of effort into the first half. I think you saw during the second half that some of us looked very tired. It was very hot as well today. But I felt we kept the ball very well. They were always going to have a few chances and I was disappointed for Sully (John Sullivan) that we couldn't keep a clean sheet. But hopefully we can go into the Huddersfield game now with our tails up and go and get a result there.

CS: Is there a sense that you've set the standard there now and that you have to go up to Huddersfield and perform as well as that, if not better.

AW: I think so, yes. I think we've got to perform in every game. We've got to set the standard of getting three points in every home game, no matter what, because this is a hard place to come. If we can then pick results up away from home then that's a plus.

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