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Remain Unbeaten Is Johnson's Challenge

Remain Unbeaten Is Johnson's Challenge

Manager Lee Johnson has challenged the players to continue our unbeaten run following on from the draw against Coventry City last night.

Despite playing out a score less draw, we did have plenty of chances, but the vast majority didn't test their keeper, but the point not only helps us in the table - we are technically one point from safety but we have a game in hand - and our unbeaten run now stretches to seven matches, and in that time we have picked up three wins.

Speaking to the press following the match, the unbeaten run, well the continuation of it, was all important for Johnson now as he knows should we achieve that then we'll be well over the safety line and can start really looking towards next season and improvement.

'A draw was probably a good result for both sides, but we didn't settle for a point. We kept going and there's no doubt we were trying to win, but we didn't have the same zip after two big pressure away games.'

Johnson goes on to admit that the game was pretty 'flat' really and it certainly felt like an end of season match, but he had defensive and midfield positives to take from it given our efforts and performance, and he knows that if we had had that touch more quality or composure in front of the net, we'd have converted one of our many chances and he'd have been sat there talking about another victory.

'The good thing is it's another clean sheet and another game without losing, so I want us to keep this run going right to the end.'

As for relegation fears, with the gap we now have and the game in hand, Johnson says that in his mind we are 85% safe, but not being 100% safe, now is not the time for the players to relax off, he wants to see them give their all for victories over our remaining matches as well as keep that unbeaten run going.

Of course, still having to play Carlisle and Notts County who are below us - County are five points off us, and Carlisle have a game in hand (as we do) and are six points off us - the gaffer knows we can effectively secure our own fate and it's not down to other results, we can do it ourselves in those two games alone, and that is exactly what he'll be asking for the players to achieve.

'We need to be ruthless and maybe go out and relegate somebody.'

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Writer:Boundary Lad
Date:Tuesday April 22 2014
Time: 8:53AM

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