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BOSS' CONFIDENCE IN SQUAD

9 January 2014

Town manager looks ahead to Trophy tie

The Town head to Cambridge in the FA Trophy on Saturday with manager John Still likely to make wholesale changes to the side that have stormed to the top of the Skrill Premier in recent weeks.

A squad containing players who beat Reading so impressively in Monday’s development squad are likely to be given a game against the U’s with the manager happy to utilise his squad in the competition.

“The group that have played over Christmas have chilled a bit this week,” said Still. “They trained Monday, Tuesday, had Wednesday off and trained today [Thursday] and now they’re off ‘til Monday – they’ll have a good rest. Luke Guttridge and Alex Lawless have both picked up knocks but they’re both alright and will be back in training on Monday.

“Those that went to Reading all performed brilliantly. They played at the kind of tempo that we want to play here. It’s what we base our game on. It was a good team performance against a very good Reading side and it’s great for confidence.

“It’s good to see that the make-up of the team for Saturday is that good.

“I would never pick a team that I thought couldn’t win. It’s all about a winning mentality and I’m confident in this team.

“It’s not just about having a winning mentality, although to have it is a must. When you do win it’s great but sometimes we’ve won and I’ve not been overly happy with how we’ve played. But when you get the two it’s utopia, and at the moment we’re getting that with all our teams.”


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