Town Head Coach Luke Williams has stated that all of his players are raring to go for the challenge that lies in wait against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.
His side make the trip to the Macron Stadium tomorrow (3pm Kick-Off) hoping to upset the form book and record their first victory of 2017.
With four fresh faces in the form of Ben Gladwin, Charlie Colkett, Fankaty Dabo and Islam Feruz all likely to be involved, spirits are high at SN1 at the moment and Williams is looking forward to seeing his troops in action against the in-form Trotters tomorrow.
“We are excited about every game, we look forward to every game and we are so positive because we know that things can change in football so very quickly,” he said.
“We’re trying every day, we’re ambitious and we’re working hard so the boys certainly won’t need any extra motivation for this one because it is a good stadium and they are a big team who have been at the very top in recent history.
“Everyone will be pumped for this one for sure.
“Bolton are a strong team and they are on form but we ourselves won five in six last season and then there’s a spell in the season where you feel like you can’t get a win, so it changes very quickly and one minute you feel invincible and the next minute you feel desperate.
“We will go there and be really positive from the beginning, try and stamp our authority on the game and try and come away with the points.
“It was frustrating when we played them here. We knew there was always going to be a threat from Bolton and we managed to weather the storm and we created plenty of chances, but Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill scored an own goal and it was disappointing in the end.
“They are a good side but we feel positive about this return game.”
Williams also expressed his delight at being reunited with Ben Gladwin, who re-joined Town for a third time earlier in the week after signing on loan from QPR until the end of the season.
“I’m thrilled to see Ben back and he’s such a great lad to work with and he’s so talented,” he added.
“It has given everyone a real boost.
“He’s improved as a player and he’s grown into a man and somebody that people now look up to.
“He first came here as a lad who was really in awe of a lot of the other lads who had already played a lot of games and achieved things, but now people are looking at him and he’s become that figure.
“I think we’re going to see how much he has progressed as a player over the coming weeks so I’m really looking forward to that.
“It is now about him getting game time under his belt and this is a place that he’s familiar with and he enjoys playing here.
“We’re grateful he’s come our way.
“He’s going to be that type of player who does something off the cuff and has got that responsibility to do something that only he can do and turn a game on its head, so I look forward to those moments.”