SWINDON TOWN: Storey shows City what they are missing

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Town striker Miles Storey Town striker Miles Storey

MILES Storey’s winner for Swindon Town against Coventry City on Saturday was especially pleasing for the young striker on a personal level.

Storey was released by Coventry City as a trainee, despite being given assurances he would get a scholarship at the Ricoh Arena, prior to being picked up by Swindon four years ago.

Therefore, the 19-year-old has an axe to grind with his old club and netting in the 86th minute to ensure all three League One points for his current side certainly meant a lot to him.

“It’s brilliant for me personally,” he said. “Obviously I was at Coventry just before I came to Swindon, when they were giving out scholarships and I was nailed on to get a scholarship from what they were saying but I had a couple of bad games and that was it.

“Since then I’ve come to Swindon and to get a goal against them is brilliant.

“I saw a couple of the lads I was there with.

“The right-back Cyrus (Christie) was in the youth team when I was there and there were a couple of lads in the stands. It was good to show them more than anything.”

Storey was introduced as a 70th-minute substitute my manager Mark Cooper – his first competitive appearance since the defeat to Wolves in September.

“Though three months on the sidelines might have been frustrating for the Brummie, he’s not complaining.

“The way the team has been playing it’s been tough for me to be involved,” he said. “With the way we play, with some of the forward players we’ve got – Pritch (Alex Pritchard), Dany N’Guessan, Nicky (Ajose) – there are some great players so I’ve had to bide my time.

“I was carrying an injury before I went to Salisbury and once we knew what it was we got rid of it.

“I’ve got my sharpness back now and the way I play is all about pace, and the injury was limiting me.

“Now that’s gone I feel sharp again.”

Like most associated with Town, Storey was delighted with victory over one of the better sides Swindon have faced in 2013/14.

“Coventry are one of the best teams we’ve played this year and if they hadn’t had their 10-point deduction they’d be up in the play-offs maybe even more.

“It’s a hard team to come up against and it showed character to come back,” he said.

“We changed our style a bit when I came on.

“Playing with Range, we wins a lot of flick-ons.

“With the way we play you always know a goal could come from anywhere – defenders, wingers, strikers, centre-mids.”

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7:24am Mon 23 Dec 13

Fernham Red says...

Thanks for the early Christmas present Miles! Rooting for you all the way....here's looking forward to hitting ten goals for the season!
Thanks for the early Christmas present Miles! Rooting for you all the way....here's looking forward to hitting ten goals for the season! Fernham Red

8:19am Mon 23 Dec 13

street2000 says...

and indeed what Swindon are missing by loaning him out and not playing him when he is here!
and indeed what Swindon are missing by loaning him out and not playing him when he is here! street2000

8:46am Mon 23 Dec 13

The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier says...

It left me wanting to see more of Miles and Nile up front together. Their similarity in physique masks their contrast in styles, and I just hope they get the opportunity (and Mark takes it) to see them operate together up front in the new year.
It left me wanting to see more of Miles and Nile up front together. Their similarity in physique masks their contrast in styles, and I just hope they get the opportunity (and Mark takes it) to see them operate together up front in the new year. The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier

10:35am Mon 23 Dec 13

Another view says...

The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier says...
It left me wanting to see more of Miles and Nile up front together. Their similarity in physique masks their contrast in styles, and I just hope they get the opportunity (and Mark takes it) to see them operate together up front in the new year.

- Yes that pairing shows a lot of promise. It was great to see Miles fight to get past is man to score the winner, as he was being easily out-muscled earlier in the season. That short non league spell must have hardened him up a bit.
The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier says... It left me wanting to see more of Miles and Nile up front together. Their similarity in physique masks their contrast in styles, and I just hope they get the opportunity (and Mark takes it) to see them operate together up front in the new year. - Yes that pairing shows a lot of promise. It was great to see Miles fight to get past is man to score the winner, as he was being easily out-muscled earlier in the season. That short non league spell must have hardened him up a bit. Another view

12:19pm Mon 23 Dec 13

newburymike says...

Seen his goal on the FL show, right foot touch, right foot touch again, left foot **** over the keeper, pure class. Nothing against Williams or Collins last season but none of those 2 could have done that.
Seen his goal on the FL show, right foot touch, right foot touch again, left foot **** over the keeper, pure class. Nothing against Williams or Collins last season but none of those 2 could have done that. newburymike

1:54pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Swindon1984 says...

Another view wrote:
The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier says... It left me wanting to see more of Miles and Nile up front together. Their similarity in physique masks their contrast in styles, and I just hope they get the opportunity (and Mark takes it) to see them operate together up front in the new year. - Yes that pairing shows a lot of promise. It was great to see Miles fight to get past is man to score the winner, as he was being easily out-muscled earlier in the season. That short non league spell must have hardened him up a bit.
Was a great goal - also just shows that playing direct can be effective. We were struggling to break Coventry down at times with the passing game, but the winner was genius in it's simplicity - punt upfield from Fods, great flick on by Ranger, then Miles using all his strength and pace to get past their defender before hitting a great finish.

No reason why with Ranger up front we can't score goals like that more often, he brings others into play so well, I think sometimes all we lack is the confidence to run at the defence and shoot. A few times Saturday there were town players in great positions but they seemed to hesitate and look to offload too often, when sometimes a shot was needed. You're a good group of players, there's no reason you shouldn't be confident!
[quote][p][bold]Another view[/bold] wrote: The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier says... It left me wanting to see more of Miles and Nile up front together. Their similarity in physique masks their contrast in styles, and I just hope they get the opportunity (and Mark takes it) to see them operate together up front in the new year. - Yes that pairing shows a lot of promise. It was great to see Miles fight to get past is man to score the winner, as he was being easily out-muscled earlier in the season. That short non league spell must have hardened him up a bit.[/p][/quote]Was a great goal - also just shows that playing direct can be effective. We were struggling to break Coventry down at times with the passing game, but the winner was genius in it's simplicity - punt upfield from Fods, great flick on by Ranger, then Miles using all his strength and pace to get past their defender before hitting a great finish. No reason why with Ranger up front we can't score goals like that more often, he brings others into play so well, I think sometimes all we lack is the confidence to run at the defence and shoot. A few times Saturday there were town players in great positions but they seemed to hesitate and look to offload too often, when sometimes a shot was needed. You're a good group of players, there's no reason you shouldn't be confident! Swindon1984

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