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"It's about us and our attitude"

13 April 2017

Head Coach looks ahead to Cheltenham Town game

Dermot Drummy is demanding a mental focus between now and May - and wants Saturday's performance replicated on Friday against Cheltenham Town.

The Head Coach pointed to the game against Plymouth Argyle as a blueprint performance from his side and is looking for more of the same against the Robins and in the other four remaining matches of the season.

"There's no given game in this division, we say that every week.

"We've watched their game at Wycombe last weekend where they scored three goals - and they've had some defeats too but it's all about us.

"If we have an attitude that we had on Saturday and be more consistent then we'll do well.

"I have to demand that from them and I have to demand that from myself."

Despite an admirable showing against the Pilgrims. the Reds fell to a late 2-1 defeat, but Dermot was pleased with the football, application and attitude shown by the team.

"It was a disappointment because it was a decent performance overall.

"The lads showed really good spirit and that's the one thing we've been asking for all season - we played some really good football but it's all about results.

"We controlled the game and scored a good goal so on a footballing note I was pleased."

Looking beyond the season's remaining matches and into the future, the Head Coach pointed to that mental toughness around the whole club as being key to success.

"You've got to be mentally tough to succeed.

"Hopefully everything that happens now will have us mentally strong for next season.

"We want that from the team, from the staff, from everyone.

"We learn from our mistakes and we stay together - that's so important, as a club, as a unit we all stick by one another - that matters so much."


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