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Vigouroux Confident Town Can Bounce Straight Back

27 April 2017

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Lawrence Vigouroux has already set his sights on Town securing an immediate return to the Sky Bet League One next season.

The Reds’ relegation to League Two was confirmed on Saturday following the 2-1 defeat to Scunthorpe United and Vigouroux is confident his side can bounce straight back.

“We’re gutted as a group and it shouldn’t have happened with the players that we’ve got in the dressing room,” he told

“But it has happened and all we’ve got to do now is look forward to the future and try and put things right for next season.

“You often see that clubs who go down stay in the division for too long or some of them get promoted straightaway, and we’ve got to hope that we’re in that second bracket where we will hopefully bounce back straightaway.

“League Two is a tough division but I’m sure we will have a squad who are good enough to compete at the top end of the table.

“We’ll have to come into pre-season and give our all and hopefully that will be good enough for next season.

“It will be a tough division, it will be hard to get out of and there are quite a few good teams in there, so we’ve just got to give our all.

“We’ll be one of the big fish in that division and we’ll be the team that most teams want to beat and they will look out for us when the fixtures come out, so we’ve just got to go into every game with a positive mind-set and hopefully it will do us good next season.”

And Vigouroux is also targeting a positive end to the 2016/17 campaign by beating Charlton Athletic in their final game of the season on Sunday (12pm Kick-Off).

“The fans deserve a win on Sunday because they’ve supported us all throughout the season and, unfortunately, we’ve not been able to repay their support by staying up,” he added.

“The key on Sunday is to do it for the fans and hopefully we can get the win. It won’t mean much but we need to start saying thank you to the fans.

“It will be a long road but a win on a Sunday will be a start.”

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