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Garner not concerned by Swindon's lack of goals
BEN GARNER insists he is not concerned by Swindon Town’s lack of goals this season following his side’s goalless home draw against Colchester United at the weekend that saw Swindon dominate possession but fail to find the back of the net. Total Sport Swindon’s Ryan Walker spoke to Garner following the weekend result.
The weekend's League Two encounter against Colchester United was an example of total domination as Swindon Town enjoyed 68% possession and 18 shots, with 6 of those being on-target. But when the full-time whistle blew, the two teams took an equal share of the league points.
Impressing with eye-catching football in front of the County Ground faithful, Swindon Town were unable to get the breakthrough that their performance warranted with just a handful of clear-cut goalscoring chances created.
However despite Swindon scoring more than once in just one League Two game this season, Head Coach, Ben Garner insisted he isn’t worried by his team’s lack of goals.
“I think as an overall performance it was pour best of the season [against Colchester] and the tempo we played at we were in control of the game and created opportunities,” said Garner.
“If we had got one goal then we would have got more as they would’ve had to come out.”
“If we keep performing like that then we will win plenty of games.”
“It’s not a concern [scoring goals] at all because it was a fantastic performance and if we play that way ten times then we will win seven of them,” added Garner.
“I’m a big believer that if you get the performances right then results will follow.”
“If we play like that every week then we will pick up a lot of points.”
“As a team performance our positioning in possession was excellent, our pressing and desire to win the ball back was the best it’s been all season."
“Aside from Port Vale there have been good home performances and we haven’t got the points we deserve from games.”
“We’ve had draws recently in games I think we should have won. We have to work to be more ruthless so that points reflects our performances,” he said.
One player that could have been key to Swindon getting in front against Colchester is Wales international Jonny Williams, but after being left out of the matchday squad, Garner provided an update on why the attacker wasn’t included on Saturday.
“Jonny Williams was in the squad but he got a blow to the back of the head after training finished on Friday,” said Garner.
“He was hit by a ball in the back of the head and it was just a freak training ground incident. It was a mild concussion and following the protocol he wasn’t available to play.”
“He’s been checked over and is absolutely fine,” he said.
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