Interview : Kevin Amankwaah : 23/04/2005
Kevin Amankwaah after the 1-1 draw against Wycombe Wanderers
Kevin Amankwaah
Kevin Amankwaah
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Right-back Kevin Amankwaah spoke to the press on 23 April 2005 after the 1-1 draw against Wycombe Wanders.

Qu: A feast of chances in the second period unlike the first half, which produced two goals.

KA: We didnt create many chances in the first half but in the second half we lay siege to their goal really. It could have ended up being four or five one. In the second half we really found our form. We should have beaten them comfortably and I had a chance myself. At home we always get chances and we have got a good home record.

Qu: What is the feeling in the squad, is it disappointment with the draw despite going top of League Two?

KA: Obviously we want to win but that is another point gained and virtually all our rivals lost. We are going into next weekends game (against Southend) knowing that if we win, it is probably the title decider. We are three points ahead of fourth place so Swansea would have to win twice really to be ahead of us as we have got a better goal difference than them.

Qu: Is todays performance a confidence booster?

KA: It is as we didnt lose. We thought we played really well in the second half. We didnt lose while everyone else lost. We are looking forward to next Saturday, which we feel we can go there full of confidence and get the three points.

Qu: You seemed to have enjoyed yourself today going up and down that right wing and you even had a effort on goal.

KA: I dont really get efforts on goal but I saw my opportunity to go forward and I just went for it really. The gaffer kept telling me to go up and down, which is what I am going to keep on doing.

Qu: Not criticising your shooting but is it something that you work on?

KA: We do work on our shooting every Tuesday and Thursday and we always work on striking the ball cleanly because everyone gets the chance in a match.

Qu: They like to work you hard here at Huish Park dont they?

KA: We get most of our goals in the last twenty minutes so fitness is important and everyone has to keep going and we did that and we should have won.

Qu: It must have been nice for you to get back into the first team after a little break?

KA: I had my hamstring injury and like many players you have got to wait for your chance to get back in. I was gradually playing more minutes as the games went on and I think the gaffer thought that it was time for me to come back in and I think that I proved him right.

Qu: You have been here a while now, are you still enjoying your time at Huish Park?

KA: I am enjoying myself and I am glad that I signed. I am getting a chance of first team football, which I didnt get at Bristol City. I have got to keep my head down and to work hard.

Qu: It is a massive game at Roots Hall next weekend isnt it?

KA: It is a massive game for everyone. We are going to be working hard in training. Southend are a solid team but they lost today and have not been playing well recently even though they won in midweek. So we will go there with confidence.

Qu: What was the players reaction to the news that Gary had signed an extension to his current deal?

KA: We all gave him a clap. When I signed he told me that he was going to sign. He wants to show everyone that he is committed to the club even though we are not sure that we are going up yet. He has done that and fair play to him as he sees the club as being ambitious.

Qu: What is the mood like in the training camp in recent weeks?

KA: We are relaxed still. Everyone is training with a smile on their face and it is a good atmosphere.

[Transcript by George Murray.]

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