Pritchard pleased with Town progress

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Loanee Alex Pritchard Loanee Alex Pritchard

ALEX Pritchard thinks Swindon Town’s young players are starting to mature as a team after their impressive 3-2 victory at Port Vale.

Pritchard, restored to the Town starting line-up after a two-match suspension, played a starring role as the Robins came from 2-0 down at half-time to beat the Valiants at Vale Park.

The on-loan Spurs winger helped create Nile Ranger’s 51st-minute strike, which brought his side back into the game, before scoring the equaliser and playing a part in the move which ended with Nathan Byrne bundling over the winner in the 68th minute.

And after all that Pritchard told the Advertiser that Swindon are growing as individuals and as a collective.

“We’ve always said we’ve got a young team and there’s not a lot of gametime in there – this is my first season of proper football,” he said.

“I’m still getting used to it and I think we’re all starting to get the gist of it now and playing as a team.

“We shouldn’t have been 2-0 down in the first half.

“We were saying if we got an early goal then we’d do them and we got an early goal and we won 3-2.

“You can’t just be calm and say ‘yeah, it’s going to happen’.

“You’ve got to get into the lads and I think we reacted really well when we came out.

“We knew if the defence stayed high we’d win a lot of the ball and we did that.

“We’ve got to stop conceding these goals. One we’ve tried to clear and it’s hit someone and they’ve scored.

“We’re playing all as a team and if we play like that we could do well.”

Pritchard’s equaliser was a now-trademark free-kick from 25 yards but the 20-year-old was typically modest in describing his stunning strike.

“I’ve just got to hit the target.

“I’m happy,” he said. “It’s been a while since I scored a free-kick and to get one at 2-1 down is good.”

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7:54am Mon 10 Feb 14

LeGod says...

Pritchard superb free kick and tormented Vale all afternoon with his nifty foot work.
Great performance from the whole team.
Pritchard superb free kick and tormented Vale all afternoon with his nifty foot work. Great performance from the whole team. LeGod

8:22am Mon 10 Feb 14

The Jockster says...

Let's hope that when he says " we're maturing as a team" he also understands that part of that is keeping his mouth shut and not giving referees backchat - there's only going to be one winner there and it won't be young Twinkletoes!
Let's hope that when he says " we're maturing as a team" he also understands that part of that is keeping his mouth shut and not giving referees backchat - there's only going to be one winner there and it won't be young Twinkletoes! The Jockster

9:04am Mon 10 Feb 14

The Jockster says...

Wonder who the minus muppet troll is already? Reveal yourself? Amazing that even when the bleeding obvious is stated someone has to press the button lol!
Wonder who the minus muppet troll is already? Reveal yourself? Amazing that even when the bleeding obvious is stated someone has to press the button lol! The Jockster

9:28am Mon 10 Feb 14

The Jockster says...

The Jockster wrote:
Wonder who the minus muppet troll is already? Reveal yourself? Amazing that even when the bleeding obvious is stated someone has to press the button lol!
More muppets
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Wonder who the minus muppet troll is already? Reveal yourself? Amazing that even when the bleeding obvious is stated someone has to press the button lol![/p][/quote]More muppets The Jockster

10:37am Mon 10 Feb 14

The Jockster says...

And more even!
And more even! The Jockster

4:41pm Mon 10 Feb 14

The Jockster says...

Only -10 & -11 come on you thumbs down muppets !
Only -10 & -11 come on you thumbs down muppets ! The Jockster

10:37pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Oxon-Red says...

The Jockster wrote:
Only -10 & -11 come on you thumbs down muppets !
Jockster,

Two minuses make a plus so look on the bright side as 14 minuses = 7 pluses :-)

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Only -10 & -11 come on you thumbs down muppets ![/p][/quote]Jockster, Two minuses make a plus so look on the bright side as 14 minuses = 7 pluses :-) COYMR Oxon-Red

10:58pm Mon 10 Feb 14

The Jockster says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
Only -10 & -11 come on you thumbs down muppets !
Jockster,

Two minuses make a plus so look on the bright side as 14 minuses = 7 pluses :-)

COYMR
Lol oxon I want more - think Grim or maybe JB holds the record -67 is the highest I've seen which really goes to show how stupid the the whole thing is.
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Only -10 & -11 come on you thumbs down muppets ![/p][/quote]Jockster, Two minuses make a plus so look on the bright side as 14 minuses = 7 pluses :-) COYMR[/p][/quote]Lol oxon I want more - think Grim or maybe JB holds the record -67 is the highest I've seen which really goes to show how stupid the the whole thing is. The Jockster

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