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Lucketti: Preparation for Yeovil clash is key

4 April 2015

Attentions quickly turn to the Glovers on Monday afternoon

Assistant manager Chris Lucketti says the players’ focus must quickly switch to the Yeovil fixture following the 1-0 win at Gillingham on Good Friday.

Given the nature of the Easter period, the Cod Army are back in action on Monday as bottom of the table Yeovil make their first ever league visit to Highbury.

It is a game Lucketti is not taking lightly, and after a rounded performance in Kent says the players cannot take anything for granted against the Glovers.

Ahead of the game, he said: “They are down there for a reason, but anybody who thinks we can just turn up and be guaranteed three points will be sadly mistaken.

“This will be one of our toughest games of the season because we’ll be expected to get three points. We have to make sure we do the right things, do the basics right then we’ll get the three points.

“We’ll have to work as hard, if not a bit harder than we’ve had to at Gillingham.”

Easter Monday’s visitors to Highbury lost their game at home to Chesterfield on Good Friday despite taking a 2-0 lead, and Lucketti believes this will give them motivation.

“They’ll be disappointed after being in such a commanding position against Chesterfield and let that slip.

“Obviously they’ll be disappointed but we will be focused on ourselves and making sure that our mindset is right.”

As for the win in Kent, the assistant manager paid testament to the team and stated everything is to play for with only six games to go.

“Gillingham is one of the toughest venues of the season. To go there and play as well as we did and put in a professional performance meant it was a fantastic three points.

“We certainly can’t underestimate the value of the three points we picked up.

“We’ve asked a few questions with this result and we’re still in the pack, so who knows.”

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