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Manager reactions to 1-1 draw at World of Smile Stadium

17 October 2015

Gary Johnson and Chris Todd spoke to the press

Following the 1-1 draw between Cheltenham and Eastleigh, we spoke to both Managers, Gary Johnson and Chris Todd, to gauge their reaction.


Gary Johnson was disappointed with Cheltenham's second half display after their 1-1 draw with Eastleigh, "Not one player came out with any credit... we couldn't defend a lively team in the second half, and we couldn't get it going in the second half for whatever reason".


The Robins boss seemed particularly upset with his team's effort, rather than wanting for more quality, "We've all got to lift it, the players have got to do it. I'm always honest; I just felt the club was flat, the players and the fans".


Gary doesn't want to dwell on this performance though and believes they'll be a lot better in their next game away at Havant and Waterlooville in the FA Cup: 'I'll get them back to where they need to be, my ambitions are still the same'.


The Cheltenham Town manager was understandably quiet in his post-match interview, Eastleigh manager Chris Todd on the other hand was far more positive as he saw his side grow into the game and earn a well deserved point.


When asked about the referee, Chris Todd refused to go into any great detail of how his decisions may have affected the game.


"They aren't always going to get things right, they are only human at the end of the day and you have to hope that they can get them right all of the time but that doesn't always happen."


Todd also heaped praise on the away supporters: "I looked over to the crowd today. Our spitfires and do you know what I was actually proud as punch, I'm managing a club with over 400 away supporters.


"They were a credit to the players, to the club and everybody today because they sung their hearts out and listen we've gone away with a point and they probably feel the same that we could have had a win."


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