Mark Robinson has called on our supporters to stick together during the final 10 games of the season and to put their personal views to one side.
Our game against Lincoln City tomorrow afternoon marks the beginning of a run which will define our season as we look to finish the campaign by fighting off the threat of relegation.
Robbo, his staff and players are under no illusions about the situation we find ourselves in and there's a collective desire to finish as high as possible in the league standings.
With this in mind, our Head Coach wanted to send the following message to our loyal supporters ahead of Saturday’s game.
“I realise that not winning is far from a good place to be in for anyone," said Robbo. "Everyone’s finding it difficult. All I can ask from the fans tomorrow is that they stick together, irrespective of their views on me. This is about the football club, it’s not about me.
“Fundamentally, we’ve been fighting off the threat of relegation for years. We’ve stayed up on the last day of the season, Covid has saved us in the past, and I kept us up with one game to spare.
“There’s 10 games to go now and all I want the lads to do is stay up as comfortably as possible. We’ve had to deal with a lot of adversity – and that’s not me making excuses – it’s a fact that we’ve been without key players for a long time.”
As for how the squad is shaping up for the weekend, we have once again experienced some mixed fortunes on the fitness front. Striker Sam Cosgrove is a major doubt for tomorrow’s game, whilst things also aren’t looking good for Aaron Pressley.
“Unfortunately, we lost Cozzie today in training. It’s a problem with his back. Tim (Maynard) has had a look at it and it’s unlikely that he’ll be able to feature tomorrow. We’re still waiting to hear more about Pres but it’s not looking great unfortunately. It leaves us very limited in terms of forward options, but I’ve brought Zach back, so he has a good chance now.”
However, things are looking brighter for the likes of Ben Heneghan and Henry Lawrence.
“Ben’s looking good. Henry trained today, and he’s sort of limited, but he’s on his way back.”