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MANAGER: Feel very optimistic

28 December 2013

Graham Kavanagh ahead of the Peterborough game

United manager Graham Kavanagh spoke to us ahead of the visit of Peterborough on Sunday as the squad prepared itself for a Saturday afternoon training session.

“Peterborough are in a good run of form and they’ll be looking to bounce back from their disappointing result on Boxing Day,” He said. “We know all about the threats they have and we’ll look to counter that by playing our game as much as we can.

“Preston game aside, we have made this a bit of a fortress recently and we want to get back to that. If we play with the honesty and endeavour we showed on Thursday then we’ll put ourselves in with a real chance again. 

“As I said after the game, I was disappointed with the result but very pleased with the performance. Every player gave everything and I’ll take that every day of the week. You win more than you lose if you approach things in that manner so we’re looking for more of the same.”

“We do have one or two injuries we have to manage at the moment but we’ll get through the session this afternoon and we’ll assess things from there. The good thing with the players we’ve brought in is that it has given us real competition for places. We feel very optimistic going into tomorrow’s game.

“Places are up for grabs going forward so we’ll look at who we have available and we’ll make our selection based on that so that we hopefully come away with a good result. The confidence and belief is still there because we made it clear at full time we were proud of the performance. We need to take that into Sunday and hopefully give our fans something to smile about again.”

“I keep saying the supporters have been magnificent with us,” he said. “They’ve been patient and they’ve stuck with us through the games where we haven’t been quite where we wanted to be. We now want to get that on a much more consistent basis so we can genuinely start looking up the table.”

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