Cheltenham Town manager Bobby Gould admitted he was a relieved man following yesterday's 3-1 win for the Robins over Yeovil Town. The Cheltenham boss has been under fire from supporters after a series of poor results, but the Glovers misfortunes have bought Gould more time to turn things around.
Gould told Cheltenham's Official Site: "I'm pleased for the players, the directors, loyal supporters and for Mrs Marjorie Gould because the nearest and dearest always suffer. I'm sure some of the players wives have been suffering as well so I'm pleased for them. When we were 2-0 and the ball somehow came back off our post from a close range shot, that was the difference today. It's such a fine line and the only thing I wrote on the flipchart today was 'out of adversity comes strength.' That says it all."
"I though Yeovil played ever so well and looked a good side," he added. "We slotted five in midfield and four at the back with just the Trojan horse up front and I think it surprised them a little bit. Sometimes with managers getting scouting reports on you, what you want to do is throw a spanner in the works and we did that today. It happened at the start of the second half as well when all of a sudden we had to lose Grant McCann so put another one up front."
Perhaps one surprise for the Glovers was Cheltenham's choice of formation at the start of the first half and Gould explained: "I wanted to play 4-5-1 even before we picked up some injuries because I thought we played it well for a time at Scunthorpe in midweek. That's where you live and learn as a manager when you are only at club for eight months and have a new squad. It seems these days you can't plant and you can't cultivate. You have to harvest as soon as possible. In life it doesn't work like that. The way people expect instant results these days is getting near ludicrous."
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