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Preston - Focus On What We Do

Defender Looks Ahead To Forest Green Game

11 January 2018

Matt Preston has stressed the importance of Town just concentrating on what they do best this weekend.

The Reds return to action following a break when they host Forest Green Rovers at The Energy Check County Ground on Saturday - 3pm Kick-Off.

Despite having played them twice already this season, Rovers could well be a different proposition on the weekend having recruited no less than six fresh faces this month as they bid to beat the drop.

And, as a result, Preston has spoken about the importance of he and his team-mates keeping their own house in order first and foremost on Saturday.

"From that (the Checkatrade Trophy game in December) you can take their tendencies and what they try and do," he told the local media.

"We know they like to keep the ball but at the moment they don't keep it as much as they used to, they go a bit longer now.

"Part of the challenge will be working out what team they are going to play but, again, I don't think anyone in our team goes into a game thinking about what the other team are going to do. It is all about us."

Matt Preston On Forest Green Rovers

"But it doesn't really matter to us because we try and focus on what we do more than what they do.

"Part of the challenge will be working out what team they are going to play but, again, I don't think anyone in our team goes into a game thinking about what the other team are going to do.

"It is all about us."

Town have found great success with a 3-5-2 formation in recent weeks and Preston has explained the differences between a four at the back and a three at the back.

"From a defensive point of view it is just subtle little changes like what side of the man you mark and you get more of a license to do more with the ball and you can step in with it because you've got more space," he added.

"It changes the mentality to how you attack the opposition.

"The formation suits us but, at the same time, I felt we were unlucky before.

"Ellis (Iandolo) is playing unbelievable at the moment so it is just about keeping that momentum going into the next few breaks."


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