Winger Josh Neufville was at his most effective again last night with another eye-catching performance.
Josh emphasised the importance of maintaining progress in League Two, ahead of our third round tie at home to Championship club Ipswich Town in early January.
“It’s something to look forward to, like it was with Chelsea in the Carabao Cup earlier this season,” said Josh. “But we’ve got a lot of league games this month, so we have to get points on the board, in terms of wins and picking up good results.
“I thought we were unlucky last Tuesday night, but we’re not far off the play-offs now and we have one ambition and one ambition only at the moment - we’ve got to back this performance up on Saturday.”
That was a first full ninety minutes for Josh since our goalless draw at high-flying Mansfield in League Two almost two months ago. Swindon Town, Saturday’s visitors to the Cherry Red Records Stadium, recently ended their impressive unbeaten run.
“It was good to get back in the team and start this game, get ninety minutes into my legs - which I haven’t had in a while.
“I think it’s about going on from this now. The defeat at Gillingham was a bit of a wobble, in terms of conceding a late and uncharacteristic goal, but we want to win on Saturday at home to Swindon."
“I think they are in and around us and these are the type of games we want to win if we want to do something special this season.”
The summer signing from Premier League Luton Town scored our third goal, his second of the season, in the 5-0 victory over Ramsgate - and he’s enjoying the healthy competition for the wide positions in Johnnie Jackson’s starting line-up.
“We’re all hungry and score goals, we all assist goals, and we all contribute to the team,” said Josh. “I think you can see that with me, James Tilley, Connor Evans, Aron Sasu and even other players that can play out wide.
“Even when one of us isn’t playing, you can see that they’re training hard. It shows the sign of a good team when you’ve got players coming off the bench and contributing to games and no one has got a bad attitude. I think you can also see that even when players are not playing that they want to be involved, come on and make an impact.”
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