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Brophy - We Have To Keep Fighting

3 March 2017

James Brophy has insisted that there is still a long way to go in the battle to beat the drop this season.


Town have been dramatically improved in recent weeks and are now unbeaten in their last three outings ahead of tomorrow’s huge clash against Chesterfield at The County Ground (3pm Kick-Off).


However, Brophy has stressed how important it is that he and his team-mates keep fighting until the very end and avoid getting complacent.


“There is still a long way to go and there’s still enough games to do it, but games are coming to an end now,” he said.


“We’re positive about the last few results, we’re not positive about the position we’re in but we need to keep this momentum going into the final eleven games of the season. 


“We’ve had a number of good results throughout the season where we stated this might be the turning point in the season and we might kick-on from there, so it was important for us that we followed up the result against Coventry with another convincing display against Gillingham.


“It is just about keeping that form going now and we can’t let it slip.


“I don’t think anyone is kidding themselves, we know we are still in a bad position and we need to keep fighting – we’re not out of the woods yet.


“We know Gary Caldwell from Wigan last year and we know Chesterfield like to try and play football in a similar way to us, so it could set up an entertaining game.


“But we know we need to carry on the momentum from the last two games, keep dominating possession and keep creating chances for the front players.”


Town have found a system that seems to suit them perfectly in the last few games, and Brophy is thriving in his new advanced role.


“I’ve said before that I like to attack more than I like to defend so the change of system is nice for me and it allows me to get forward,” he added.


“Playing on the right or left side suits me – I just like running at people!


“I don’t think I have chipped in with goals or assists enough and I need to be doing that more often.


“In my new role now I need to be chipping in with goals so it is about making sure I get in those positions, which I have done in the last few games, and then finishing off the chances when they arrive.”


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