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Schedule doesn't concern boss

3 February 2014

Club News

Schedule doesn't concern boss

3 February 2014

Reds will relish packed programme

John Gregory believes his players will embrace a busy schedule between now and the end of the season.

Reds still have 21 League One games to play between now and May 3 when the campaign ends at home to Bristol City following the postponement of Saturday's home game against Stevenage.

We will be playing Saturday-Tuesday-Saturday for seven of the remaining weeks of the season, providing, of course, there are no more postponements.

The players put the frustrations of another postponement behind them with a training session on Sunday and the boss says spirits remain high.

JG said: "Everyone was gutted on Saturday when the game was called off so late so there was plenty of energy spent at training on Sunday.

"We're just desperate to get a run of games under our belt. The remaining fixture list is quite daunting when you look at it but we will cope.

"In fact we should embrace the challenge and I'm sure we will. I think, on our day, that we are as good as any side in this division and we have proved that with some of our results.

"We have the ability in our squad to go on a good run and once you pick momentum up, and that can quickly happen when you are playing three times a week, you can shoot up the league table.

"We are still looking up the table rather than what's below us and the first challenge we face is arguably the hardest of the season at the leaders Brentford on Saturday. 

"I saw them beat Bristol City last week and their home record is excellent. But, as I say, we don't fear anyone and I'm sure on Saturday as well we will have a good travelling support backing us.

"I'm convinced if we can get a result on Saturday we can kick on for the rest of the season. Once we get going the players will love the games coming thick and fast. We will make sure their preparation and recovery is as good as it can be and approach each game believing we can win it."

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