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INTERVIEW: We have to keep pushing on

Gav Skelton on building on recent good results

10 January 2022

A run of league wins against tough opposition has brought a swell in confidence on the pitch and in the stands and terraces, but assistant manager Gav Skelton insisted that there’s still more to come as the squad looks to push on into the second half of the campaign.

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“I think we can improve, and I think we should always demand that of ourselves,” he said. “Saturday is a good example. The first half it was ok, it wasn’t quite right, but it was ok, which is fine.

“You want that consistency, and that comes from confidence. There are no issues with that at the moment, but that’s the point where you have to work even harder because you come on the radar of teams.

“People will see we’ve had a few good results and how we play, so teams will probably give you more respect than they might have done, and you have to work that bit harder.

“But results naturally give you confidence and hopefully the players can kick on, not rest on their laurels, take confidence from it, and keep pushing on.”

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“The mood in the dressing room is good, and that also helps,” he added. “It’s a different mood from when you don’t win. They’re delighted and they’ll have a good weekend, but next week we’ll be back to it.

“You never get too carried away, we’ll have to keep that confidence, but we’re still where we are in the league. There are lots of teams around us and we need to keep picking up points.

“We’re obviously still looking for more additions, but I think everyone’s looking in January. If it happens it happens, if it doesn’t it doesn’t. I think every club up and down the land in January expects to do business.”

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