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EXCLUSIVE | Robbie Willmott reflects on the draw at Crewe

13 August 2017

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EXCLUSIVE | Robbie Willmott reflects on the draw at Crewe

13 August 2017

Robbie Willmott played the full 90 minutes as the Exiles were held to a 1-1 draw at Crewe Alexandra.

The 29-year-old began the game at right-wing-back, before moving further forward upon the dismissal of Crewe’s Perry Ng in just the 17th minute.


Post-match, he spoke exclusively to iFollow Exiles…


On the game at Crewe…

“It was a tough game.

“The wide lad for them did really well, we knew he was a danger.

“But we had enough chances to win two games I think; we’ve just got to learn that in this division if you don’t put your chances away then you’re going to drop points.

“Although we’re still undefeated, I think we’re all disappointed not to have got the three points today.”


On his new position at the club…

“I think everyone at the club knows that I don’t mind what position I play.

“Today, I started right-wing-back and then went right for three up-front so I don’t mind.

“I felt I put a few decent balls in but I’ve learnt to play different positions.

“There are a lot of good players at this club, the management and the coaching that I’m getting means I’m able to be more intelligent in my play without the ball.

“It helps when I’m playing in defence with the likes of Mark O’Brien, who pulls me over and talks to me all the time so that helps me a lot.”


On the wide support from Ben White…

“It’s not something we’ve worked on in training. When they had the guy sent off, we changed formation.

“Ben went into the right back position and we knew we would have a man over, we knew that their front man wouldn’t track him so he was able to give me a lot of the ball and put me in behind.

“He was able to get up the pitch more and it was just something that happened naturally as the game went on.”


On Coventry and Leeds…

“They are two massive clubs.

“As a boy they were both in the Premiership so they are big clubs with big support.

“The Ricoh and Elland Road are two grounds that you want to play in every week if you can so for us going there is going to be great.

“At Coventry we want to go and get the three points and then try and create an upset in the cup at Leeds so there are two different game plans.”


On the fans…

“I’ve read the gaffer’s comments and I’m the same, I don’t get tired of praising the fans.

“The two spells I’ve had here have been unbelievable for me, they travel in numbers, the home support is brilliant.

“They just get behind the boys and don’t jump on the boys backs.

“It would have been easy for them to do that today when we weren’t putting the chances away but they were with us for 95 minutes and that’s a credit to them.”



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