Keith Curle ahead of the trip to face DoncasterManager Keith Curle spoke to us as he prepares to take his unbeaten side to face Doncaster Rovers in what will be another intriguing top of the table clash.
“We earned our victory on Saturday but I told the lads to enjoy it for 15 minutes, and then to immediately start thinking about Doncaster,” he said. “After a performance like that there isn’t much to say in the dressing room afterwards. All you can do is go in, shake everybody’s hand, tell them well done and acknowledge that they all turned up for you on the day.
“As I say, it’s then on to the next game because we want to keep the run going. Everyone is aware of the club records and I enjoy achieving them because it means things are right. At Notts County I went 22 away games undefeated and we looked forward to every game away from home because of it.
“Our focus won’t be on the record but it is an opportunity to get three more points against a team with a good manager and a good budget. However, our attitude within the group is that we take on all-comers and we will go there to win, as we do for every game.”
“Doncaster lost at the weekend so they’ll be a wounded animal,” he commented. “They’ll want to bounce back and I know they have some very competitive and good players. They also have a good manager who wants them to play football in the proper manner, but we’ll got there to test them.
“Confidence is high because the players know they earned their victory against Wycombe. We need to go on a run of winning consecutive games, so that is our next challenge. Can we string a few together to make the position we’re in even better? We won’t get it all our own way, but we’re fighting for everything we’ve got.
“It’s a busy period coming up but the good thing is I think we’ve put together a first team squad rather than just a team. That means we have good options right across the group. Substitutes coming on don’t weaken us, they add different dynamics. That’s a good place for us to be.
“We’re enjoying our football at the moment and hopefully we’ll carry on giving the fans plenty to shout about.”