Michael Duff admitted he was pleased that his team came out with a point from a goalless draw with Port Vale at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium.
The Robins made it six unbeaten after a run of five straight victories with a battling point against the Valiants - the two teams second League Two draw of the campaign.
It was a performance that lacked the normal fluidity enjoyed by Duff and his charges, however Duff was pleased his team added to their points total, even if the performance was not up to the usual high standards he has set this season.
"We didn't pass the ball at all today," he said. "It didn't look like us. We looked slow, lethargic, our centre forwards were starved of the ball all game.
"But the sign of a decent team is you can grind a result out. It's another clean sheet - I think that's 27 goals in 36 games. It keeps you in with a chance.
"We know we've got to be much better than that. They are a good team Port Vale but we need to be better than that."
See more from Duff's post-match interview by watching above on iFollow.
The next test for his team comes on the road at Cambridge United next weekend.
Kick-off at the Abbey Stadium is at 3pm and tickets and away travel for the fixture are on sale from the ticket office all week.
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