Incredible in every sense
PUBLISHED: 13:07 19 February 2010 | UPDATED: 08:16 02 July 2010
Saturday's win at Brighton thanks to two late goals felt particularly good because of the way it happened. I felt we were on top until we lost a goal, which put us on the back foot a little bit and we had to really go for it.
Saturday's win at Brighton thanks to two late goals felt particularly good because of the way it happened.
I felt we were on top until we lost a goal, which put us on the back foot a little bit and we had to really go for it.
But we've got a great attitude at the minute not to lose games and try to win them, and the lads have done it again for us.
I thought we were comfortable without having a cutting influence at the front and I've been involved in games like that myself when you think the game is easy and then you find yourself a goal down and you've got to force the issue, which we did. I was delighted with the response.
We have taken 47 points out of 54 which is an incredible run of form - and every one of the lads is delivering. Not just to 11 but the whole squad has been a major part of it.
Then there is the amount of goals we've scored in the last quarter of games - it's the sign of a team that keeps going right to the death.
Lawrence Batty came in to replace Paul Crichton as goalkeeping coach at Brighton.
Lawrence has been really kind enough to leave what he was doing to give us a hand.
Adam Drury, Cody McDonald and Zak Whitbread will be the three main absentees for Saturday's visit from Southampton but other than that, we should be fine.
Saturday is going to be another hard game - you can look at every game being tricky - and Southampton are a really good side with a really good manager.
I'm sure they will come and try to force the issue but we are at home and playing well enough to go and win.
It's a big club as everybody knows and, OK we are not at the same level financially as Southampton, but we've made the best of what we have got.
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