Keith Curle ahead of the trip to Dagenham
Manager Keith Curle spoke to us about the Tuesday night trip to Dagenham as his team sets off on a week of long travels.
“Dagenham picked up a good result on Saturday and they’ll want that to continue,” he said. “They’re battling for their lives and this club knows what it means to have to do that, so we know what to expect.
“They’ll be unpredictable and they’ll come at us. We need to match that intensity and desire to win or we’ll come away with nothing.”
“I have no doubt they’ll put balls into our box from all angles,” he continued. “We need to be ready for that and we need to make sure we deal with it.
“We have to deal with dangerous situations better than we did against Northampton. There are expectation levels we have set with the way we have played this season and that’s what we want. We want our fans to expect us to go out and win games because that will mean we’ve doing things right.”
“We're gradually getting better but, I'll say it again, we're not the finished article,” he commented. “There's a never-say-die attitude amongst the group and that’s why they were disappointed when they walked into the dressing room on Saturday.
“Their standards are higher than that. They know we're doing alright, it's still there for us and there are lots of games to go, and I’m sure there’ll be more twists and turns to come. The fans stayed with us at the weekend, even though they were frustrated, and that’s because there’s a harmony growing throughout the whole football club.
“We all want the same things and I’m very demanding of everyone as we try to achieve it. I know I’m still annoying people because I’m different and I want things done in a slightly different way.
“I’ve got an attention to detail and I do have to tell people when things aren’t quite right. Some people don’t like that but I’ve been given the opportunity to make things happen here. Gradually people are starting to come on board because if things don’t get done the way I want them to be, I end up doing it myself.”