Date: 3rd March 2014 at 7:04pm
Written by:

Manager Michael Jackson was full of praise for the efforts and the work rate of the side following our draw with Coventry City last weekend.

Speaking to the Official Site following the score less draw, Jackson was slightly disappointed that we didn’t manage to put one of our chances away, but he was delighted with the clean sheet and the fact that Joe Anyon in goal didn’t have a save to make over the course of the 90 minutes.

‘I think we’ve had some great chances to win the game, but I thought defensively as a team we worked so hard and everything we’ve worked on in the week they did really well out there. It’s a good point and we’ve gone three unbeaten and if we can beat Bristol City next week and put a run of 6 or 7 games without defeat together that would breed confidence.’

Despite having some excellent chances to break the deadlock on the day, Jackson wasn’t going to pick out of blame anybody for not taking one of them because sometimes in football you can only do so much and then you are depended on how the chances fall or the shots go, and scoring has been an issue all season so confidence has been hit by that, but a run of decent results now and that inner belief will come back and he knows players will start converting more often.

‘I’m not going to blame people, if we keep working like that and they keep following what I’m asking them to do, we’ll be not far away from where we need to be.’

With both Tom Eaves and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing both suffering hamstring issues, the gaffer also said that a quick decision would be made in terms of him dipping into the transfer market again if he felt reinforcements were required – joking that goalie coach Danny Coyne might have to pull on his boots if our injury situation worsens.

However we are expecting Aaron Wildig and Luke Summerfield to return to full training and contention over the next few weeks which will help things.