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Dean: Let's make it count at home

5 April 2015

Interim Manager previews Monday's home game against Oldham Athletic

Dean Saunders is looking forward to seeing his side try to continue their good form at home to Oldham Athletic on Easter Monday, kick off 3pm.


Reds kicked off their Easter programme with a hard-fought 0-0 draw at fellow strugglers Crewe on Friday, and although they remain in 22nd place in the League One table three points on Monday could lift us out of the bottom four. They have picked up 10 points from our last five games.


“That’s the incentive for the lads. To go out there and get three points to get us out of the relegation zone with five games to go – there’s no bigger carrot is there?” said Dean.


“Oldham will make it hard for us. They have got a good squad and (Caretaker Manager) Dean Holden would love to get some good results between now and the end of the season because it will improve his chances of getting the job.


“But it’s up to us at home to get our crowd behind us, work hard and get those three points. Defensively we were excellent on Friday in difficult conditions and despite having to change things around when Dean (Leacock) went off.


“We have scored goals consistently at home and if we put all the different parts of our game together as we have done recently then we will give ourselves a good chance of winning.”


Dean will have to make at least one team change with Anthony Wordsworth starting a two-match ban after accumulating ten yellow cards. Leacock is also out but Kelly Younga is available after receiving international clearance.


“Kelly hasn’t had much game time recently but he’s got a lot of experience and could play a role between now and the end of the season,” added Dean.


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