McCormack rues Swindon form

Swindon Town captain Alan McCormack admitted that the players only have themselves to blame for missing out on a top two finish, reports The Swindon Advertiser.

The Robins confirmed their play-off spot on Saturday with a 3-0 victory over mid-table Stevenage. But up until only a few weeks ago Kevin MacDonald’s side had been in the thick of the automatic promotion battle.

A trio of away defeats at Doncaster, Sheffield United and Milton Keynes, as well as a succession of dropped points at home, saw them slip back into the playoff pack.

Talking after the 3-0 win on Saturday McCormack commented:

“Thankfully we got the win, and we deserve to be in the play-offs and we deserve to be in the top two. We only have ourselves to blame for the poor run which has put us out the top two and away from automatic promotion.”

“With the kind of football we play and have been playing all season I think ourselves and Bournemouth would have been tipped to go up. But we have four finals to go now and if we can get to Wembley it’s anyone’s game.”

Swindon can finish fourth, fifth or sixth in League One, and no matter who they meet in the play-off semi-finals, McCormack knows from experience they will be two tough games.

“I have had playoffs a couple of times before and it’s a very tough thing do to. The second leg is usually a one-off game and as long as the score isn’t to high it’s basically a cup game.”

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