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MANAGER: All I ask is for the same level of effort

Steven pressley on the build up to the weekend

14 February 2019

Following the disappointment of Tuesday night’s defeat thoughts turn immediately to the weekend and the visit of MK Dons.

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And Paul Tisdale’s side head north off the back of very good victory against Newport at the weekend.

“Their victory on Tuesday will put them in very good spirits so Saturday is a huge game,” United boss Steven Pressley   said. “We’ve been on a great run of form and, as I said after Saturday’s draw, we want to win our home games so we’ll head into the weekend with that mindset.

“Hopefully we get the 8,000 fans we so desperately want to see and it will be a wonderful atmosphere. It’s a game we’re all looking forward to and we obviously want to win.”

“All I ask from the players is that we get the same level of effort on Saturday as we did on Tuesday night because if we get that we’ll win the game, I’ve got no doubts about it,” he continued. “A big factor for us will be making sure we get the energy back in the legs of the players, because they put so much effort into Tuesday, and there are a number of things I’ll have to consider before the weekend because of that.

“Over the next couple of days I’ll think long and hard about a couple of things. A lot of players ran themselves into the ground, you saw Kelvin [Etuhu] go down with cramp late on.

“That’s why we’ll take stock of where we are, speak to the medical staff, and then decide on what our best way forward is. It’s disappointing because if we’d won the game at Crewe we’d have gone six points behind the league leaders, which would have been a major boost for us.

“Make no mistake, we want to get automatic promotion, and we won’t change from that. I’ve seen enough from this group of players in my four games to suggest that we’ve got a real chance.”

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