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INTERVIEW: We'll keep working hard

31 March 2013

Danny Livesey gave us his thoughts on the home draw

Defender Danny Livesey gave us his reaction to the 2-2 draw with Shrewsbury shortly after full time on Friday. 

"Even though we got a point last week it does feel a bit more disappointing this week," he said. 

"Towards the end against Yeovil we weren't expecting anything, so the point was massive for us. Today we were disappointed with the goals we conceded because they both came from mistakes. Mark [Gillespie] has held his hands up and I'm sure he'll come back stronger. He's a very good keeper and he's saved us a lot this season, so he'll be fine.

"We'll all rally round him and make sure he doesn't dwell on this performance for too long. The game on Monday gives him the perfect opportunity to put it behind him and I'm sure he'll be a better keeper for it." 

"It would probably be easy for us to fold and not keep coming back at the moment, but we all feel like we owe it to everybody to keep fighting," he insisted. "We know we've had a bad season but no-one can say that we aren't still trying our best for the club. We'll keep working hard and eventually we'll get rewarded for that." 

"Even though me and Sean [O'Hanlon] have built up a good partnership it's very frustrating for us because we're still conceding too many goals," he admitted. "Our job is to keep clean sheets so it is disappointing when we don't manage that, but it just makes us more determined for the next game." 

"The fans have shown us that when we put in a better performance they will be there for us," he said. "We all understand their frustrations after the season we've had. and I've said all along that we have to put the performances in to make them want to come and watch us. 

"It's been good to see that we do have fans that will stick with us even when we do have a bad run. It hurts us all when we hear people saying they aren't going to come back because we all want what's best for the club." 

"We're all looking forward to the game on Monday now," he explained. "It's the sort of game everyone wants to play in. If you don't enjoy those types of games, when the pressure is on, then you shouldn't be a footballer." 

"It was important for me to come straight back into the team after my injury," he told us. "It gives you that little bit of confidence because it shows that the manager believes in you.

"We've turned the form around and we're grinding points out at home now. If we can start getting a couple on the road like we were at the start of the season then we should be fine. We seem to do better against the teams at the top of the table so hopefully we can do that again on Monday." 

"We know we shouldn't be where we are in the table, and it's just as frustrating for us as it is for the fans," he said. "Since I've been here we've got promoted from League Two and had two Wembley trips, so we're all used to a bit of success. That probably makes this season even harder to explain. 

"We all had high expectations and for one reason or another it hasn't happened. The main thing is to make sure we stay in this league so we can have another go at it next year." 

"It is different from being at the top of the table when you have a situation like this," he added. "It's obviously disappointing not to make the play-offs but it feels more important not to go down, because that can affect your livelihood and the future of the club. 

"You learn a lot more about yourself when you have a bad season, but next season we can look back on this and make sure it doesn't happen again."

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