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Gunning says it was 'carnage' for Salford despite draw with Swindon Town

Interim head coach Gavin Gunning believed it was “carnage” for Salford City against his Swindon Town side on Saturday, despite being left to settle for a 1-1 draw.

George McEachran’s crisp 82nd-minute finish following a deft pass from Charlie Austin looked to have put the hosts on their way to three points at the County Ground.

But Salford extended to six games their unbeaten run under Karl Robinson when Callum Hendry was allowed to turn inside the box and slot past Town keeper Jack Bycroft.

Swindon registered 25 shots in total against Salford, with 55 per cent of the possession.

And despite failing to secure maximum points from the encounter, Gunning was eager to take the positive from his team’s display.

Assessing the contest, he told the club’s official Youtube channel: “Obviously it’s disappointing with the goal we conceded late on but other than that it was carnage for them wasn’t it?

“They had no answers to what we were bringing to the game. Listen, they got a bit fortunate at the end with a long ball, knockdown and finish.

“But their keeper had one of the best games I have ever seen to be fair to him, so fair play.”

The draw left Town 17th in the League Two table, with 38 points from 31 games.

“I think there is a positive feel around the place now,” said Gunning.

“We’ve brought a different dynamic in how we’re playing and everybody can see how we are adapting and evolving all the time.

“We change the dynamic, which you don’t really see that much at League Two level but, listen, the fans are starting to see what we are going to get to.

“It will still take a couple of weeks, I’m happy with today. It will be clunky for a bit and then it will proper click. Today it kind of clicked to be honest, it was just unfortunate.”

Swindon make the trip to Gillingham Town in League Two on Tuesday (7.45pm).

(Picture: Rob Noyes) 


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