Midfielder Callum Guy will lead the players out proudly wearing the armband once again tomorrow afternoon, and he admitted that there’s a steely determination within the group to put right the wrongs of last weekend.
“We know last week was far from good enough,” he said. “We let the fans and ourselves down. The fans travel so well in numbers and for such a long distance, and we didn’t repay them for that.
“We’ve worked really hard this week on putting things right and we’re ready to show the fans that we’re going to give absolutely everything when we go out onto the pitch.
“We need to turn around our recent form and even though this is a tough opponent we know with the capabilities in the squad we can beat anyone in this league.
“We’re trying to work as best we can and as a team, it’s a very talented squad, a young, hungry squad with a lot of abilities in different positions, people fighting for places, and the training intensity is really good.
“We’ve been working hard and we just need it to click, start games fast and we can pick up the three points. We go into the game feeling good and we’re all excited for 3pm on Saturday.
“This squad can beat anyone, but a team doing well, we know we need to be at our best, and our best can beat anyone in this league, top or bottom.
“As a squad, I know we’ve got plenty to give, plenty of talent, plenty to come off the bench, there’s lads who don’t make the squad who are really talented. Anyone in the squad can start on Saturday, that’s how good it is. We’ve got to put things right now.”
And what about pulling on that armband, how much of an honour is that?
“I love the responsibility,” he told us. “I wanted to take that leadership on before the start of the season, I said that to the gaffer, thankfully he gave me that, so it was nice to be given the armband at such a big club with a big fanbase.
“To lead the team out every Saturday here is brilliant and such a good feeling. I’ve really enjoyed it so far, to lead the boys out in front of the fans is an amazing feeling every time we walk out. I can only thank the gaffer for giving me that responsibility and I want to repay him for it.
“Personally I want to continue adding to my game to go with that. Goals are part of it. It’s not something you want to think about too much, it could start to affect the rest of your game if you do that, but it is something I work at on the training ground.
“I just need to start getting myself in better positions to score my first and hopefully it will kick on from there. I also want to contribute with more assists. I don’t think you can ever be too settled with anything because there’s always room for improvement.”