With United now six points outside the play-off places, following the weekend round of fixtures, manager Keith Curle insisted that it was very much still ‘game on’ with everything to play for as we head into the final six weeks of the season.
“There’s no chance we’ll be giving up on it,” he said. “Everyone connected with the football department is still focused on us gaining points. If we keep doing that you never know what can happen.
“There’s a determined attitude in my dressing room and we don’t hide from our responsibilities. I want to win every game from now until the end of the season. If other teams hit a stumbling block as we do that, then who knows what can happen?”
“The players are here to be successful,” he commented. “The attitude they have is that the harder we work, the luckier we will get. We’ve seen that through the run we’ve had and seven games undefeated shows the club has a backbone.
“Confidence and belief is high, and we know if we keep creating the chances and getting into good areas the goals will continue to come. It’s good for us that we’re a team in good form going into what is the most important stage of the season. There’s a determination and resolve within the changing room to make sure that continues to be the case.”
Meanwhile the manager confirmed that winger Jamal Campbell-Ryce is closing in on a return to action as he steps up his rehabilitation work.
“He’ll be stepping up his training, but we won’t be rushing things,” he said. “He’s a player who has much more to show us and he definitely has a part to play. What we don’t want to do is create a situation where he’s involved on Friday or Monday, but it only serves to push him back.
“If he trains well and there’s no reaction, then obviously we would look to have him involved in some capacity, but we’ll see how goes. The pleasing thing is that he isn’t too far away.”
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