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INTERVIEW: Good to be out there again

23 April 2013

Matt Robson on the Bournemouth game

We spoke to Matt Robson about his return from a back injury shortly after full time on Saturday.

"It felt good to be out there again," he said. "I've just told Dolly [Neil Dalton] that I felt fine, which is good. 

"I was pleased I lasted the whole match and didn't get any reaction from the injury." 

"The pressure was obviously all on Bournemouth today and I think we played some good football in the first half," he continued. "There's no getting away from the fact that they're a very good team and that's why they are where they are in the table. 

"Their fans got behind them much more in the second half and that helped to push them on to get the three points." 

"They got a bit of luck in the first half and they scored from what was probably their only chance," he added. "If Rory Loy had scored with the shot that hit the bar then we would have gone into half time level and we probably would have deserved it." 

"Lee Miller's goal was brilliant," he admitted. "James Berrett played the ball across and it looked like it was going out. JP [McGovern] managed to get there and it was a great way to stick it away. We all know he's capable of that and it was unbelievable technique.

"We looked confident after that and on another day we might have nicked another goal." 

"You could tell how important it was for them because as soon as we scored they were looking to get in front again," he said. "They pushed on and got the second goal and they didn't really look like conceding after that. 

"They looked really strong at the back and their third goal came from us pushing for the goal to get us a point." 

"We've got to look at these celebrations and make it our aim for next season," he continued. 

"There's no better feeling than getting promoted but we've had two years in a row now where we've watched this. We all want it to be us celebrating next time." 

"We're all looking forward to the last game of the season now," he concluded.

"It gives us a chance to say thank you to the fans for sticking by us through what has been a difficult year. None of us were pleased when we weren't playing well, but we've came through it and hopefully we can push on next season."

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