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Atangana vows to keep working hard in engine room

8 March 2018

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Midfielder Nigel Atangana has vowed to keep putting in the hard yards for the Robins - as he looks set to patrol the engine room at Swindon Town this Saturday.

Atangana was in the thick of the action this week as high-flying Notts Coutny were held to a 1-1 draw at the LCI Rail Stadium.

The Frenchman admits that result - plus securing a point away at league leaders Luton Town - has given the camp a boost as they enter the final two months of the season.

And he believes that hard work is the secret to success for the Robins right now.

He said: “We have done well against two big teams and I was very pleased with the performance. It was a very good point against Notts County.

“We deserved more but we are happy with then draw. Now we must focus on Saturday and doing the same performance.

"Everyone worked very hard but you have to do that against a team like that," he added.

"The gaffer asked us to do that and we have done that the last two games. If we keep working like that again we will be fine.

"Against Notts we played very well during the first half, we played good football, but we didn't create any chances.

"It was much better during the second half. Brian Graham came on we still played football but we created more. We know we can hit Brian in the air, Mo is more a player we play into feet.

"We also have Sanmi (Odelusi), (Elijah) Adebayo and (Danny) Wrighty. We have strikers and options who can do a job with Mo."

Atangana was forced off late in the game against the Magpies with cramp - and revealed it was down to his mother in the crowd!

“My mum was there so sometimes you get too excited," he smiled. "But I am okay and feeling good and ready for the weekend."

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