Assistant manager Tommy Wright spoke to us about tomorrow’s home game against Morecambe as the Blues look to get back to winning ways on their own patch.
“We’ve been playing well at home recently, but not for long enough periods in games,” he said. “We’ve been doing it for maybe 60 minutes, but we need to make that 75 minutes and make sure we take our chances.
“We took our chances at Oldham, and we had one or two chances at Sunderland which we could have done better with, but we’re a progression. We’ve only been in the building four or five months, so we’re optimistic, but we have to be truthful as well.”
“There have been games at home where we’ve created four or five really good chances without putting them away,” he continued. “You live and die by your goal scorers. Away from home we’ve probably been taking 50% of the chances we’ve been creating, and then we’ve defended well.
“We know we have to score goals to win games, but we’re playing well so we’re confident they’ll come at home. We know the fans are frustrated with our home form, and they’re right to be, we haven’t scored in three home games.
“Hopefully with Ash getting two goals in two games he’ll be full of confidence, and we might have Benno back. On the day we’ve got to go out and believe. We obviously want to get some wins in front of our home fans. As I said before, I think we’ve played quite well at home without taking our chances, so we need to be more ruthless.
“We’ve had good results away from home, but I don’t think we’ve played as well. If we play as we have done in the last three games, but take our chances, we’ll be happy with that.”
“Jim Bentley has done a terrific job at Morecambe,” he concluded. “They’ll have been disappointed to score three goals last week and lose 4-3, but that just shows it’s a strange league at the moment.
“Everyone is a bit up and down, so we just want to stay in touch and hopefully progress in January, if we can get one or two more players in to make us better.
“We saw when we played Morecambe a few weeks ago that they’re a decent side. They play well on the counter and they get men forward quickly. We’ll have to be aware of that, but we also know that if we play to our strengths we’ll be giving them plenty to worry about.
“That’s what we have to concentrate on. It’s down to what we do and make happen, rather than waiting for the opposition to hand it to us on a plate. That just doesn’t happen, so we know we’ll have to be doing things properly and making good decisions if we want to be winning games, home or away.”
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