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Johnson disappointed not to take all three points

21 November 2017


Johnson disappointed not to take all three points

21 November 2017

Manager Gary Johnson admitted he was disappointed not to claim all three points as Cheltenham played out a 0-0 draw with Cambridge United at the LCI Rail Stadium.

The Robins had chances in both halves but could not find a way past a stubborn Cambridge side determined to bounce back after the 7-0 humbling at Luton last weekend.

"In the first half especially I felt we did enough to get a goal or two but we didn't," said Johnson. "Then the longer the game goes on the opposition will get chances too.

"I am disappointed we didn't pick up all three points and I know the home fans don't like to see a 0-0 draw.

"But we got beaten on Saturday and so did they so maybe it's the start of the next part of the season for us.

"It was important to both sides not to get beaten. But I felt we tried to win the game.

"I felt we deserved to win but I am sure Shaun (Derry) will have a different view," he added.

"We're probably more disappointed than them, we are the home side and our home form has been good. It just means we have to pick up points against other teams.

"It was one point and it wasn't a classic - but their goalkeeper made a few great saves."

Johnson also gave an injury update on Carl Winchester who was forced off before the interval in the Sky Bet League Two clash.

"Carl felt his calf," revealed Johnson. "We could have left him on, but we felt we would take him off and save him for another day. I don't think it is a strain.

"I could have brought Mo (Eisa) on too, but he needed the rest and it's better to save him. 

"If Mo had too long out there tonight we run the risk of losing him. If selected, he will be flying and ready to go on Saturday. 

"The two-week break we have will be handy soon, but before that we have a cup final to look forward to this weekend."

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