UK time is: 16:05:45
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Onuora Comments On Brentford

After Swindon Town were effectively relegated to League Two yesterday against Brentford, Manager Iffy Onuora spoke about the teams lacklustre performance.

Defending yesterday was diabolical and Onuora knew it as he spoke to the local media, 'We needed to defend properly in order to go on and win the game but we didn't do that. I think that sometimes if teams pull us around then you can only ask so much of defenders. Today we couldn't defend a straight ball up front and that was unacceptable. We should have been able to defend that. They were gifts in terms of goal.'

The only bright spot on the afternoon came from an Aaron Brown goal which brought the score to 2-1 at one stage. 'Aaron took his goal well and it was a shame that we couldn't include him from the start. We had to make the changes at half-time. I thought we needed the experience in Smith and Whalley from the start, but second half we had to change things around.'

'Chris McPhee acquitted himself quite well but I wasn't over happy with the movement around him up front and we spoke about that at half-time.'

In terms of giving in and playing young players to get experience for next season, Onuora now appears to be playing for pride to ensure Town do not finish bottom of League One. 'There are two games to go and I have an idea of how we will be lining up at Bristol City. I won't be blooding in young players for the sake of it, I will be playing my strongest team at Bristol City.'

Swindon effectively became the first ex Premiership club to go from the top league in English football to the bottom as Onuora comments, 'The league table doesn't lie and we have been playing catch up for too long. Whatever the league table says after two more games it will be in black and white. We never really recaptured the forward momentum and the pressure has told on too many players. There was a lot of ground to make up, but it looks as though we have been found wanting.'

'I don't remember Rhys making a save in open play. All I remember is poor defending from our point of view. There was more action in our their box over the two halves.'

'I am disappointed but there are two games to go, and we won't start writing obituaries of our season just yet,'

Onuora is contracted as manager until the end of this season but it is widely expected he will get a contract extention as he is favoured by many members of the Swindon Town board.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Moonraker1969 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday April 23 2006

Time: 8:59AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Swindon Town Articles

Brad Smith Re-Called By Liverpool (Monday October 20 2014)

Tranmere Sign Swindon Striker On Loan (Friday October 10 2014)

Swindon Open Contract Negotiations (Tuesday October 7 2014)

Swindon's Harley Trains With Exeter City (Monday September 29 2014)

Obika Out For Up To 12 Weeks (Monday September 29 2014)

COOPER: Barnsley Reaction (Sunday September 28 2014)

Swindon's Obika Could Be Out Long Term (Sunday September 28 2014)

Archived Swindon Town Articles

List All Vital Swindon Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Swindon 2 - 2 Oldham
Swindon 5 - 2 Sheff Utd
Swindon 2 - 0 Crewe
Swindon 1 - 1 Coventry
Gillingham 2 - 2 Swindon
Bradford 1 - 2 Swindon

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Bristol City 13 9 4 0 +15 31
2. Peterborough 13 8 2 3 +9 26
3. Swindon 11 6 4 1 +11 22
4. Preston 11 6 4 1 +11 22
5. MK Dons 11 6 2 3 +11 20
6. Notts County 12 5 5 2 +7 20
7. Sheff Utd 12 6 2 4 +1 20

Breaking League News

Crawley v Walsall - Preview
Walsall : 21/10/2014 15:27:00
Crewe confident for clash
Crewe : 21/10/2014 14:01:00
Crewe chase hat-trick of wins
Crewe : 21/10/2014 13:50:00
O's Back On The Road - Doncaster (A)
Leyton Orient : 21/10/2014 12:00:00
Keeping Butler Was Too Expensive
Walsall : 21/10/2014 11:28:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are you happy with the signing of Jonathan Obika?
Suggested By:  
Yes 38%
No 37%
Unsure 25%