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Video: Cheltenham Town's Billy Waters happy to get first win

17 August 2015

There's more to come- Waters

Billy Waters sat down exclusively with ctfc.com this week to discuss getting that first win of the season on Saturday against Southport and how he is settling into life with his new club.

The midfielder was happy with how Saturday's game went and has noticed the impact it has had on the atmosphere around the team," We all feel brilliant, it was a great win and it was one we all really wanted and needed. To win with a clean sheet and by such a margin was brilliant.

"The atmosphere is really good, in the changing room after the game the dynamics were much more positive than they have been in recent weeks. Obviously we're still unbeaten so far but the draws against Lincoln and Aldershot kind of felt like points lost because they were two games that we wanted to win so to finally get the first win of the season against Southport, we were all ecstatic."

Despite the unbeaten start to his side's season, Waters' isn't as content with his own individual performances, " I think against Lincoln in the first half I was decent, but second half I was poor and against Aldershot as well I was really poor. I'm my own biggest critic and if I haven't had a good game I'll be the first to raise my hand and say so.
I thought I was better against Southport which was a step in the right direction for me but I still haven't returned to the form I found in pre-season, I know that. I thought second half against Southport I started to get going and get some confidence back. Football is always up and down like that and I'm sure that I'll return to my best form."

The ex-Crewe player has already played in a couple of positions so far under Gary Johnson and doesn't really have a favourite, " I do like getting in those holes behind the front men but it depends on the team, it depends on the pitch.
What I have noticed so far in this league is that there is so much space in the wider areas. So sometimes it is better to start out there and then come inside. Russ (Russel Milton) has been talking to me about that, staying wide so that the defender thinks he's got you and then cutting in so he can't pick you up.
When I played in the left sided position on Saturday that worked well because I was able to come in unmarked."

Having moved from Crewe in the summer, Billy is enjoying life in Cheltenham and is settling in well, " I'm really enjoying it. Me, Barch (Jack Barthram), Munnsy (Jack Munns) and Dillon (Phillips) have moved into our flat now and we're having a good time and settling in well."

Waters is also aware of the challenge that face the Robins this Tuesday when they travel to Chester, " They're a good side, it's a nice ground. I know a few players there and think they'll be up there this season.
If we can beat them tomorrow night we'll be right up there too and will be a big confidence boost for us all."

With Chester yet to concede a goal in the league this season, Billy knows it will be a tough task for him and the team to break down the opposition defence, "It has been a question of us breaking down teams so far this season. I think with us it is just a case of getting that first goal and then we'll really start to let go and show our quality on the ball and score more goals."


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