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Keshi Anderson sat down with the media ahead of our trip to Crawley Town this evening.

21 August 2018

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The forward spoke about the team’s fight in their opening two home games and how they can end August in a strong position.

“It’s a bit hit and miss at the moment. We had the three games that we lost on the bounce and it was frustrating for the boys. We want to eradicate the mistakes we’ve been making as a team – not conceding as many goals.

“The positives we can take is that we are having that fight together and have pulled through with two wins out of three so started off in a good position. No-one else has had three wins on the trot.”

“We’ve got two games left in August and if we can get two more wins then that leaves us in a good position where we can kick on from.”

"I think we showed that we can fight together, and pull through games when we have gone behind – now, it’s about not getting behind, pushing on and getting in front at 0-0 and going from there.

After going 2-0 down to Tranmere on Saturday, Keshi says it’s not about having to show the same character to come from behind but starting on the front foot.

“We’re creating a lot of chances but we need to put the ball in the net more often when we are at 0-0 and that eases the pressure on the defence and eases the game for everyone as a whole. We wanted to start sharp on Saturday, but we ended up conceding two early goals but the boys never looked like we were out of the game.

“We were always going to fight on just like you saw in the first game and in the two games we have had to show that bit of fight.”

After conceding in each of the first five games, Anderson states that it is just as much the forwards’ job to defend as it is the backline.

“Everyone’s got a job to do – and our attitude has to be that we start the game with a point and if we don’t come with all three points, we come out with at least one. When we’re on the training pitch we are working on not conceding, and that comes from the shape, from the front.

“We are the first line of defence and so when we are pressing high, we’re winning the ball back high so it is important that, as strikers, we are helping out our midfield and defence from our shape.

On tonight's visit to the Broadfield Stadium, the 23-year-old is expecting an even, exciting game. 

“I think it will be a good game – it will be a game of who can get the ball down and play, and create the better chances.”

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