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BROWN | "I'm not taking my foot off the gas yet"

1 April 2016

Blues Boss previews the trip to Blackpool

Phil Brown says his players must play each game as if it was their last, starting this Saturday at Blackpool.

The Blues go into the game looking to hunt down the play-off pack, and are hoping that a win will cut the gap from the top-six which currently stands at six points.

Despite the season’s final standings not being in their hands, Brown says the players will have similar experiences to draw upon from the League 2 automatic promotion race last year.

“It’s six points now with seven games to go.” He said.

“If I take you back to last season when we lost to Burton Albion and drew 0-0 against Cambridge United and we were six points away from automatic promotion with eight games to go.

“Low and behold with seven games to go we are the same. It’s a different challenge now being six points behind getting in the play-offs.

“The downside to this is if you don’t get in the play-offs it’s nothing, if you don’t get automatic promotion it’s the play-offs.

“We’ve a lot to play for, there’s a lot of pressure on us and we are in a higher division, I keep going back to it.

“The players have done ever so well, but I am not taking my foot off the gas yet.

“We’ll be professional; we’ll be addressing the Blackpool game as if it’s the last of the season.

“If we win it, we’ll address the next one as if it’s the last game of the season.

“That’s how we got promoted last year, and if we’ve got to do the same again this year, then we’ll do it again.”

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