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Sheridan: Priority is to get to 51 points quickly

1 April 2018

Fleetwood Town head coach John Sheridan says the priority is getting to 51 points as quickly as possible.

Sheridan has seen his side pick up 12 points in his six matches in charge, with Town now eight points clear of the relegation zone.

With Bristol Rovers the visitors to Highbury on Easter Monday, Sheridan is focused on the challenge ahead.

"I have to say the next win will be the biggest win.

"We possibly need another win and maybe a draw – I am focusing on our next match.

"It's important we get to that target of 51 points as early as we can as you don't want to be going into the final games of season looking over your shoulder.

"I've told the players that I want us to go unbeaten until the end of the season and we have to believe in ourselves.

"We haven't got enough points to be safe yet, so at this point in time we need to focus on Bristol Rovers at home.”

A hallmark of the recent success of Sheridan’s team is the ability to keep clean sheets, with Friday’s 1-0 win at AFC Wimbledon the fourth shutout in a row.

"We aren't half doing well as a group to keep the ball out of the net, and they did have a few changes but nothing really clear-cut.

"The players are chuffed to bits and so they should be. We know the importance of the result and since I have come in, the players have been magnificent.

"Their attitude has been first class, but we now have to get back home and enjoy the journey back."

"It's a sign of a good team keeping four clean sheets on the bounce.

"We are now unbeaten in six and let's hope that continues along with the form we are on at this moment in time.”


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