Sean wants Blues to prove they are still serious promotion contenders on Saturday
Sean Clohessy says Blues must bounce back from Tuesday’s defeat with a win against Northampton Town to prove they are still in contention for promotion.
Clohessy admits defeat to Cheltenham was difficult to take, but despite a crippling injury list, the defender believes Blues have what it takes to bounce back.
He said: “Tuesday was a tough game for us and we didn’t play to the standards that we’ve set ourselves throughout the season.
“Cheltenham are a good side, but in front of the home fans we wanted to continue our unbeaten run and we didn’t manage to do that.
“It’s important now that we bounce back against Northampton, a side who definitely be up there at the end of the season, and get the three points.
“They’ve got some very good players. I’ve played against Adebayo Akinfenwa a few times throughout my career and he’s a big lad so we’ll have to be at our best defensively, but it’s not just him, they’ve got a very good squad.
“We want to prove that we’re still in the race for promotion and three points against Northampton on Saturday would go some way to showing that.”
Sean has been an ever-present so far this season at right-back, and he is delighted to have played so much football after having to endure spells on the sidelines earlier in his career.
He added: “Earlier in my career I spent some time on the bench and not in the squad for games. I dropped down to non-league and sometimes you do wonder what’s going to happen next when you’re playing that level.
“I’m delighted to have played in every game this season. I think I played in about 90 consecutively before getting sent-off against Bradford so hopefully I can do better than that this time.
“I do feel a bit of tiredness after games, but not enough to keep me out of one. We all enjoy playing Tuesday, Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday because it either gives you a chance to carry a run on or get back to winning ways.
“That’s the case this weekend and we will hopefully be able to get a win against Northampton.”
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