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Grayson: We’ve got the heart and desire to climb up the table

1 November 2021

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Head Coach Simon Grayson spoke to the local press ahead of his side's Sky Bet League One clash against Wigan Athletic at Highbury on Tuesday evening.

The Cods managed to pull off a brilliant comeback performance against promotion-chasing Wycombe Wanderers in their last outing, coming back from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 at home, and they will be looking to take that momentum into their Tuesday night clash against another side at the top end of the table in The Latics.

Here's what the Gaffer had to say in his recent interview:

On Tuesday’s opponents…

“We dig deep every game, have had a tough run of fixtures, and we’ve competed in every one of them. We’ve got another tough game coming up on Tuesday night, but we’ve got the heart and desire to climb up the table.

“It’s a different test from Wycombe and the style they played, it will be a completely different game for us. Our preparation is the same whether we are playing teams at the top, or at the bottom, we’ve just got to make sure we do the right things offensively, and defensively.

“We are in a good place at the moment. Some may just look at the table, but when you see the way, we are playing and competing against tough teams, we’ve taken points off of five of the top seven teams and that tells you something about the group we’ve got.”

On Saturday’s comeback…

“I think we started the game really well and got the early goal and then our fortunes changed in terms of the wind and the rain which played into their hands. They played effective football and asked questions of us.

“When you look at the last couple of minutes of Saturday’s game when Danny Andrew hit the inside of the post with a free-kick when things are really going for you, that falls to a player inside the box for a tap-in, but it wasn’t meant to be.

“We showed immense character after going 3-1 down against a strong team who know how to manage games and see them out. In the second half, we were the dominant team and, ultimately, was unlucky not to come away with the win at the end, which would have been some turnaround for us.”


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