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SANCHEZ PUTS WIND UP SWINDON
(Tuesday 30th January 2001)
Lawrie Sanchez - picture Paul Lewis
Lawrie Sanchez was not impressed with the way his team performed against Swindon in the LDV Vans Trophy defeat at The County Ground. Speaking to the press after the game he said "We weren't very good. They were very poor and we were poor. It was poor exhibition of football from both teams. At the end of the day it's about who scores the most goals. They took the two chances they had, we took one of our fifteen or so - they go through we don't."

The Wycombe boss was also frustrated how his strikers missed chances - picking out Danny Senda and Andy Baird as the guilty men. "If Danny wants to get in the team he's got to learn to put chances away. If Bairdy wants to stay in the team he's got to learn ball's away. There's no goalscorers in this team outside of 'Rams' and the centre-halfs and Devine. Other people need to know how to put the ball in the back of the net"

After the previous Saturday's sensational victory against Wolves in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup, it was never going to be easy to keep the momentum going. "It was after the Lord Mayors Show. It was always going to be that situation no matter how much you talk to them, how much you gee them up."

It was Sanchez's comments about Swindon goalscorer Gary Alexander that had home Manager Andy King seething. Sanchez said "It doesn't help when you conced a goal in the first minute. You feel you are chasing the game and to then to concede a second goal - our defence has been our strength this season. For Alexander to score two goals, who with all due respect is a Third Division forward, is poor. They took their two chances, we didn't take ours, the better team loses but they often do"

King backfired the comments by saying "What right does he have to talk about my players? The comments were cutting and there was no need to make them. He must be doing something right, I've had four inquiries about him in the last four weeks."

The two sides will meet again in the League at Adams Park on Saturday 21st April, two weeks before the end of the season, when Swindon will be hoping that they have dug themselves out of a relegation dogfight.

Swindon 2 Wycombe 1 - LDV Vans Trophy match report >>>

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