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Reaction: Duff on Morecambe

17 August 2019

Having seen his side compete well to earn a point on the road at Morecambe, Robins boss Michael Duff was pleased by his team's showing, despite lacking the cutting edge in the final third.

His side picked up their first point on the road this season, in just their second League Two away fixture overall, against a resolute Morecambe outfit where only a few months before Cheltenham had suffered a disappointing heavy defeat.

However this season's trip to the Globe Arena was a much improved one for Duff.

"I thought first half we were the much better team, similar to the first half last week," he said.

"We got into really good areas. A little bit more quality is all we needed to make the 'keeper work. In saying that, Gav [Reilly] I've been told has had an unbelievable chance that just didn't drop for him, which sort of summed us up in front of goal today.

"I thought we moved the ball well - they had to change their shape because they couldn't cope with us. It was just that last 20 yards of the pitch we couldn't quite find the cross. Again similar to last week where we did in the second half.

"So it shows that we can get into those areas. It shows the two sides to us where we can find that end product and today we didn't quite.

"But I thought we were in control for most of the game. Second half got a bit scrappy but I didn't feel threatened at any real point and towards the end I thought there was only going to be one team that was going to score and it was going to be us.

"We've had two away games - against Leyton Orient we looked comfortable for 70 minutes until the referee got involved and I thought we looked comfortable today so that's positive signs."

Watch more from Duff's press conference above on iFollow.

The Robins return quickly to action on Tuesday when Carlisle United are the visitors to the Jonny-Rocks Stadium. Kick-off against the Cumbrians is at 7.45pm.

Get your tickets for that match online here, or from the ticket office on Tuesday, and also from the turnstiles on the night.


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