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Keep the mentality, keep the focus

21 January 2023

Club News

Keep the mentality, keep the focus

21 January 2023

As Wednesday maintain the promotion charge, Darren Moore continues to take one game at a time following a workmanlike win over Fleetwood at Hillsborough.

Marvin Johnson’s only goal of the game cemented our automatic promotion slot and with Ipswich dropping points at Oxford, the gap to third extends to seven points.

But Moore is far from getting carried away and now swiftly turns his attention to Cheltenham on Tuesday.

He said: “You know me, we play the game and then turn the page. That game was not the best, it was scrappy, there wasn’t a lot of incident but the important thing is we got the points, so we take the points and we move on.

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“We go down to Cheltenham on Tuesday, we will assess the squad in the morning and hopefully there’s a clean bill of health.

“I can only control what’s happening internally, yes we are in a great position but there’s a long way to go and we have to keep our focus, keep our mentality and momentum.

“After Marvin scored – and I thought he took his goal really well – I thought maybe we were going to get more goals but Fleetwood are a tough nut to crack.

“We showed a lot of mental strength today. I am privileged enough to be in the technical area by the pitch and I could hear what the players were saying and the message was ‘relax, play your game, and do not lose’.

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Moore had sympathy for Lee Gregory, who missed a penalty with the last kick of the contest after earning the spot-kick himself.

He added: “I really felt for Lee, he wanted the penalty, he was confident and obviously he’s missed but these things happen in football.

“But that shouldn’t define his game today because he led the line really well, he almost scored in the first half and he’s done ever so well to win the penalty in the first place.

“I have no doubt he will want the ball if he’s on the pitch the next time we get a penalty.”


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