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WELLENS: WE CAN CARRY ON PLAYING WITH FREEDOM

4 April 2019

Richie Wellens said his team will continue to play without pressure this weekend after two wins in a row has put them in reach of the play-offs once again.

Comprehensive defeats of Morecambe and high-flying Bury over the last fortnight have put Town four points off the play-offs with a game in-hand.

Wellens says that, because of his team’s position, they can play without fear, as opposed to some of the team’s above them:

“You look at teams now and they’re under pressure – Bury; two weeks ago they were talking about winning the title, now they’ve lost two on the bounce and talking about staying in the top three.

“Forest Green and Exeter – they’ve been in the top six all year round so they’ve got something in their hand, and they’re trying to keep hold of it. We’ve never had anything in our hands, we’re trying to grasp it.

“We’ll carry on playing with a freedom and hopefully we can keep the results coming.”

This weekend’s opponents, Yeovil, are in a very poor run of form but Wellens remains wary of the Glovers because of the topsy-turvy nature of the league – characterised by Cambridge’s victory over Bury in the week.

“Darren Way’s not there anymore – it’s been a tough time for them but, for us, we know that if you switch off in this league and think you’ve cracked it… Bury thought they were promoted two games ago but they got beaten by us, and then Cambridge pull a result out of the hat. That’s what can happen.

“We’ll probably be the coupon-banker at the weekend but if we’re not on out game, then it can be a coupon-buster. We have to make sure we’re professional, make sure we do all the things that have set us in good stead over the last two or three months and make sure we get the three points. If we do, it would put us in a good position.”


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