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Jimmy: Big month ahead

10 September 2015

Assistant Manager looks ahead to a testing schedule

Assistant Manager Jimmy Dack is confident his squad will relish the challenge facing Reds in the next few weeks.

But he warned that anyone who thought the first five games of the season were difficult that similarly tough tests are on the horizon.

Reds kick off a spell of seven games between now and October 6 on Saturday when we travel to Mansfield Town in Sky Bet League Two.

By the end of the month we will have played a further four League games and that is followed by a home tie with Southend in the JP Trophy and a trip to Plymouth on October 3.

Jimmy said: "Anyone who thinks we have already played our toughest five games of the season is wrong. Believe me, the next five or six will be equally as hard.

"There are no easy games in League 2. Mark (Yates) and I have been around the division long enough to know that on any given day any side, top or bottom, can beat anyone else. We have seen that in abundance already this season.

"Mansfield on Saturday is as difficult as they get. They are sitting on nine points, albeit having played a game more than us, and they are difficult to beat at home. (Mansfield manager) Adam Murray has put his stamp on the squad with some new players.

"But away from home this season I think we have set up pretty well and we're quietly confident of producing another good performance.

"We have had a good two weeks since the last game. A few little niggling injuries have had time to rest but we are very keen to get playing again on Saturday ahead of what is a very busy period for us."

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