Date: 19th February 2014 at 9:22pm
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Gary Johnson was more than happy with his Glovers side after the draw with Watford on Tuesday, the same couldn’t be said of his thoughts on the opposition though.

Johnson has been quoted on Sky Sports as making his disappointment known at way Watford kept breaking the game up, making it a very stop start affair going down to easily to disrupt the flow of the game.

‘I don’t know whether it is the culture or not, but they were certainly going down but that’s what happens and you have to deal with that.

‘A lot of the game is spent waiting for them to get up off the floor. Sometimes you get a referee that doesn’t mind body contact and then other times you get somebody that doesn’t like it.

‘I thought it was too bitty because I thought the game should have carried on during a few occasions when it was just two men bashing into each other in a very important game, as opposed to a foul.’

The Glovers didn’t have too many clear cut chances in the second half but we were definitely looking the more likely winners and seemed to want this more whereas Watford were content to draw, which they did making in an eighth away draw in the last nine SkyBet Championship games they’ve played I believe.

Johnson could see only one winner but with the tempo slowed down this went against us.

‘We wanted to keep the tempo towards the end there. They wanted to knock the tempo down, but that’s credit to us because it didn’t look like they were particularly trying to win it.

‘They needed to keep in there because we were putting them under pressure.’

Attention is now being turned to the weekend and the manager feels that if we can take the positives from this it’ll be one that he’ll enjoy all the more.

Victory is a must though.

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