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MANAGER: We go in a confident and determined mood

Keith Curle looks ahead to the weekend trip to Wycombe

2 February 2018

United boss Keith Curle spoke about Saturday’s away trip to Wycombe and what he thinks will be another tough game.

“Colin [West] went to watch them when they beat Luton this week and they put in a very solid performance,” he said. “I saw them earlier in the season when they played Notts County and they’re very consistent in their delivery and approach.

“They try to grind teams down and they have good energy levels, which means they get after the ball and land on it more often that not. They know where the ball is going to be, and they keep knocking at the door.

“You have to match their determination and make sure you use the ball well when you have it. I think we can deal with their threat and pose them problems in their own half.”

“I know Gareth [Ainsworth] and location-wise he’s able to attract good players," he added. "He has a good philosophy, he knows how he wants the game played and his players are buying into that.

“They’re in the automatic places at the moment but the situation for us is that we’re looking up to where we want to be. We know that we have to be picking up points and that’s why we go into it in a confident and determined mood.”

“This will be a tough one in what is a run of difficult games, but I don’t think there’s anything for us to be scared of,” he insisted. “We have a very competitive squad with good options. The secret now is how quickly we can integrate these new players into our philosophy, at the same time as maintaining results to keep us on an upward spiral.

“The bedding-in period needs to be done quickly with the new lads and they’ve already been welcomed into the club.

“We’re showing solidity as a group. We have good competitors and we’ve been looking at how quickly we can turn defence into attack. We knew we needed pace and mobility, with creativity, and I think we’ve got that now.

“What we need to do as a group is take the competitive edge and the solidity into Saturday afternoon, and then we can take it from there.”

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