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Scott Lindsey felt Swindon lacked commitment in the first-half of their defeat against Plymouth

Scott Lindsey felt that his Swindon team weren’t fully committed in their first-half performance as they lost 3-1 to Plymouth Argyle. Total Sport’s Joe Acklam spoke to the Swindon Town head coach after the match.

Swindon conceded two first-half goals after a sluggish performance, before improving in the second but couldn’t pull it back even with Rushian Hepburn-Murphy opening his account in stoppage time.

Lindsey thought his side struggled to press effectively against Plymouth’s set-up due to a lack of first-half devotion from his players.

He said: “I thought we played really well in the second-half but it took us a while to get going.

“I didn’t think we were fully committed in the first-half and I never like to change shape, but I felt that we had to at half-time to match them up.

“Nine times out of ten when we play teams they have to change for us, so I found it odd that we didn’t fully commit to the press.

“There were times when we did and times when we didn’t press high up the pitch, but they played through us too easily for my liking.

“So we changed it up at half-time and matched them up and were a but more aggressive with our press and we played better in the second.”

This game was also the debut for deadline day addition Rushian Hepburn-Murphy and Lindsey was impressed with the half hour that he managed.

Lindsey said: “He is an exciter and an igniter and you certainly saw that tonight. I know he was only on for half an hour, but I felt he really brought the game to life.

“Obviously he got his goal and that came from a high press and you can see he is going to be a really really good player for this football club.

“He is going to get people on the edge of their seats and excite the crowd and he just added that little bit of energy tonight.

“I thought Morgan Roberts was really good tonight on his debut and he looked quite lively.

“I thought it was a difficult game for him, but he kept going and kept working hard and he has a bright future.

“When the ball comes to him he comes alive and when he presses he is really intense and even though it was a difficult game, he did really well.”

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