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Gaffer remaining upbeat

9 May 2015

Looking ahead to Monday's play-off semi-final second-leg, boss Nigel Clough remains optimistic United can still reach the final, despite trailing 2-1.

Commenting on how his side will approach the clash at the County Ground, Clough remarked: "We can't go for it anymore than we did on Thursday, we threw bodies forward whenever we could throughout the game in search of a positive result and we are hoping for a repeat of that.

"We need one goal to get back on terms in the tie, it doesn't matter when it comes, but having started the tie with little between us, they begin the second-leg as strong favourites, the pressure is on Swindon.

"On Monday we will once again look to expose their weaknesses just like we did at Bramall Lane, if decisions had gone our way on Thursday the picture would look very different.

"But we will go to the County Ground looking for that victory to give us a chance and we are confident that the players will carry out the game plan to the letter again."

The Gaffer concluded by insisting there is no reason to panic, saying: "We have got a lot of desire and character within the group and that will be crucial throughout the second-leg and hopefully beyond.

"We head to Swindon on Monday as underdogs, but that doesn't bother us, it hasn't bothered us against the likes of West Ham, Southampton, QPR or Tottenham this season and we will be backing the players to rise to occasion again when the odds are against us."

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