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Flitcroft - We Must Play To Our Strengths

Gaffer Gives His Verdict On Tomorrow's Game

8 December 2017

Swindon Town Boss Dave Flitcroft has stressed that his side must focus on what they do best at Accrington Stanley tomorrow.

The Reds are in action at The Wham Stadium on Saturday (3pm Kick-Off) with a return to winning ways the aim following four straight defeats. 

And Flitcroft, who was full of praise for his opposite number at Stanley, wants his players to play to their strengths. 

"Having the game on Tuesday night allowed us to get through the defeat at Stevenage," he said.

"That is out of the system now and the rest of the week was about planning for Accrington and planning for an away fixture which, barring the Stevenage performance and result, we've been excellent.

"We've got to drum that relief into the players, we've got to drum that message into the players and make sure they perform for the travelling fans like they have done this season.

"Belief will come from doing the right things, belief will come from defending properly and belief will come from making sure in training that we are finishing our chances and working hard at our game and committing to each other.

"If we keep doing the right thing then confidence will come from that.

"I've never known anyone do less and improve so we'll be doing more to make sure that we give ourselves the best opportunity to win a football match against one of the best sides in the league. 

"It is a match that the fans absolutely love at Accrington and John Coleman and Jimmy Bell feel that affection.

"They are playing with a lot of confidence so we are going to have to nullify their threats and play to our strengths."

Dave Flitcroft

"They've done so much to rise that club from the non-league scene and they've steadily progressed year after year.

"They've got that quality but they've always had that Accrington way and that John Coleman way.

"They are a very hungry group of players, John doesn't give them a minute and he drives and motivates them fantastically well. 

"He's been building and building and they've been there near the top for the last three or four years and it has come together this season.

"They've kept improving and they move the ball around really well, they work the ball through Billy Kee and they've got good weapons. 

"They are playing with a lot of confidence so we are going to have to nullify their threats and play to our strengths."

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