Cheltenham Town video: Powder puff days are over insists Keith Lowe
THE days of Cheltenham Town being a soft touch team in League Two are over, according to Keith Lowe.
The defender scored the Robins' winning goal at Dagenham and Redbridge on Saturday to end a run of four away defeats in succession.
Lowe has been told by boss Mark Yates to add more aggression to his game and the 28-year-old was pleased with the way they stepped up to what Dagenham threw at them, particularly in the final 20 minutes.
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"The coaching staff have said it and we have said it ourselves: we needed to do something to turn our form around," Lowe said.
"Maybe we have been too nice at times, but on Saturday we showed we can be more aggressive and it worked to our advantage.
"We knew the bombardment would come from Dagenham late on when we had a slender 2-1 lead, but when it was time to stand up and be counted, we upped the workrate all the way through the team."
Lowe was preferred to Steve Elliott at centre-half alongside Troy Brown, partnering the summer signing from Aldershot Town for the first time this season.
He is likely to have done enough to retain his place for Saturday's home match against Rochdale.
Brown set up Lowe for his first goal of the campaign after Jamie Cureton's header was saved.
At the other end of the pitch, the pair produced a solid display and Lowe enjoyed moving inside from right-back.
"I felt really good at centre-half and I thought Troy and I clicked from the off," Lowe said.
"It was credit to us that they had to change their formation at half-time.
"Troy was trying to claim my goal, but it's conclusive that I nodded it over the line!
"It's taken me a bit longer to get off the mark this season, but scoring goals is a bonus and I wanted a clean sheet.
"But we kept them down to one goal and there was loads of relief in the dressing room after the game.
"Its's a great feeling to come away from home and put in a hard-working performance and really feel you've earned the three points, which we did on Saturday."