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Bully: We'll bounce back

26 March 2014

Midfielder looks for positive response at Preston

Dannie Bulman is confident Reds will respond positively to the first back to back defeats of the John Gregory era.

Reds now face four of their next five games away from home, starting at play-off chasing Preston on Saturday followed by next Tuesday’s trip to Port Vale.

And Dannie is confident the squad won’t return from their travels empty-handed.

Speaking after Tuesday’s somewhat harsh 2-0 home reverse to Sheffield United, he said: “I thought our performance was a lot better than last Saturday at Oldham and on another night we might have got something out of the game.

“They took their chances but apart from the goals I don’t remember them creating too much. I thought we were on top for good spells of the game but it’s gone now and we have to focus on Saturday.”

Reds recorded one of their best results as a League One club last season when two Gary Alexander goals sunk Preston at Deepdale and Bully hasn’t ruled out a repeat on Saturday.

He said: “It’s a nice place to play with a good pitch and Preston are a side that like to play so it should be a decent game.

“But we need to go there and get something and the same applies to Port Vale next Tuesday. The Gaffer is taking the squad away for a few days to cut out on the travelling which will help. 

That was out 10th game in 34 days last night and although we would never use tiredness as an excuse I guess at some stage it could affect us.

“We’re still looking up the table. It’s frustrating because the teams above us keep dropping points. All the time we can still get into sixth place we have to believe in ourselves that it’s possible. We’ve got 11 cup finals between now and the end of the season – that’s how we’ve got to approach it.” 

Reds Player subscribers can see a video interview with Dannie and watch extended highlights from Tuesday by clicking here.

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