Date: 16th March 2014 at 10:17pm
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Manager Neal Ardley has said that everyone at the club must stick together after seeing the team fight back strongly to gain a point in the match this weekend against Burton Albion.

Burton took the lead through a penalty inside the opening 25 minutes of the game, but Darren Jones grabbed a very late but much required goal to give us a share of the spoils in the game.

With nine games remaining the gaffer has said everyone will need to be on the same page but he was delighted to see the spirit of the squad judged not only by the way the team fought back, but also the celebrations that followed Jones’ goal because he knows that is the character and spirit we need to build on.

Speaking to the Official Site following the game, the gaffer said.

‘I know that the fans have been frustrated lately, particularly with our performances at home, but we are frustrated too. We are really passionate and we care, we are very hard working, we want to do the right things and have a strong finish to the season. You want to get wins, you never just want to draw. It’s been a tough week and we’ve worked hard on the back of the York game. We know what we have to do to hit the targets that we want.’

Ardley goes on to say that every team in the division, irrespective of their position, are under pressure, especially as the league is tight in all of the mini battles and he wants the team and the fans to be on board together for the remaining matches so we can give our all to get as many points as possible between now and the end of the season.

‘I know that people say that they just want the players to have a go, but they always have a go. Sometimes they get caught between two stools and are anxious in home games and their confidence is low. If the confidence is a little bit low then everyone should get together. The only way that we’re going to pick everyone up and get the results we need is to stick together. The fans here are brilliant when they’re on song and let’s hope we get that in the last nine games.’

Going back to the Burton game more specifically, Ardley says that he feels we were definitely good value for the point and the game plan was tweaked for the second half as we knew we had to chase the game more to get ourselves back into it, but overall he doesn’t feel the performance was that bad nor that we got a long wrong, and more importantly had we made one of the earlier chances count he feels we could’ve gone on to try and win the game outright – but in any event he was pleased we got the equaliser fullstop as it would’ve been an ‘injustice’ had we come away with nothing given our efforts, their lack of clean chances especially given where they are in the league compared to us.

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