When addressing the media after the game, Gloucester Rugby Head Coach Bryan Redpath claimed that his side deserved credit for their second half comeback in defeating Newport Gwent Dragons in the Heineken Cup on Friday night.
"I thought our ball retention was poor but that our work rate to get back into the game was pretty good actually."
"In the first half we turned over nine pieces of ball compared to two by them and they showed a little bit more composure."
"We are very critical of ourselves but we have to take the win as well. We've had a tough start to the season and sometimes we'd have struggled to come back and we came back reasonably well."
"We played the field position a bit better and, when we did, we obviously kept the ball a wee bit better than we did in the first half."
Redpath was asked if he felt mainly relief at the result?
"I think so. I've openly said that I've been quite critical over the past two or three weeks. Some of the performances have not been acceptable. First half last week, basic errors and mistakes."
"But there comes a time when you're beeating the same drum and you have to change the message a bit. We'll be honest with ourselves but we have to move on and build some confidence and momentum within this group."
"A win will give us confidence. The Dragons came here and only had one aim, to win the game. And they showed a lot of composure and a lot of credit must go to them. They've started pretty well in the Magners League and they showed great character."
Is confidence an issue within the squad at the moment?
"I don't know if it's confidence. I don't need to go down there and shout and bawl. It's the Heineken Cup and it's four points and you have to take it."
"We came back from losing at half time. There were a couple of opportunities we didn't take but, on the whole, we have to be honest and we have to keep plugging away."
"We need to get some continuity to our game and keep possession longer than one, two or three phases."
"We are very low on numbers at the moment and it's hard to replicate a game situation in training and it's a challenge but we have to dig in."
Are the senior players being missed at the moment?
"Of course, you miss all the senior elements. But some of the boys today put their hands up. Attwood did very well, having to call the lineouts after Browny suffered a dislocation of his finger."
"Things like that (the dislocated finger) haven't been going for us but we dug in and deserve some credit for that."
Will Mike Tindall be back for next week?
"I'd like to think so. With little hamstring tweaks, you have to be careful. We can't ruin people by rushing them back because it's a long season and we have to be smart."
"Eliota (Fuimanono-Sapolu) should be back next week so that'll ease things a little but up front is tough for us at the moment."
Nicky Robinson showed his worth this evening?
"I thought his goalkicking was very good. I thought he made a couple of poor decisions. There was one occasion when he could have used the ball and he carried."
"But, in the second half, he kicked very well field position wise and kept the Dragons deep in their own territory which helped us keep them out of range."
Gloucester are winning at the moment without playing particularly well?
"I've not gone down there and beaten anybody up. Winning becomes a habit and we've won the last two games without being pretty and some of our basics have been poor."
"We'll put pressure on our basics from Monday through to Friday and we'll get some rewards on the back of it."
And looking ahead to Biarritz next weekend?
"It's never going to be easy to go across there and play. But we'll concentrate on that next week. We'll get over tonight first."
"We have a long recovery after a short turnaround this week after playing last Sunday when we picked up a few knocks. So, on the back of that, I'm happy."
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