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MANAGER: The players have routines they'll adhere to

Keith Curle ahead of the Boxing Day home game

24 December 2017

We spoke to manager Keith Curle ahead of the Boxing Day visit of Accrington Stanley to Brunton Park.

“We want to keep the momentum going,” he said. “The lads will do their work this next few days because they want to be ready for the next two games.

“Mentally and physically they want to be prepared, so I know they’ll treat their Christmas Day in the right way.

“They need and deserve quality time with their families and they’re very lucky to have a manager who believes that Christmas Day is sacred, as in that time has to be spent with their loved ones.”

“The players have routines they will adhere to, as well as training tomorrow [Christmas Eve],” he continued. “From there I’ll ask them to report early on Tuesday to make sure they have all of the information they need to face a very good football team.

“I like the manager [John Coleman] and I like the football club. They’ve developed an attacking style of football which can hurt teams. The pleasing thing is that we know we have players within our group who can deal with the threats they will face.”

“It’s a great opportunity for us to start a period of home games with a victory,” he concluded. “We’ve given ourselves a platform with our last two performances and the players are determined to carry that on.

“I know they want to improve their home league results and they know that a run of wins now will take them up the league. It should be a good game and hopefully we’ll see a large crowd to cheer us on.

"In the mean time we wish every single one of them a Merry Christmas because they're important to us. We want this to be an enjoyable festive period and we know we can play a big part in making that happen for them by doing things properly in this next run of games."

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