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Team Is Focused Says Manager

20 October 2014

Manager Simon Grayson says there is a focus on improvement, despite his side winning their last five games in all competitions.

Speaking ahead of the lengthy trip to Gillingham the PNE boss said that the travel was not something that was worrying his side, but instead they had tunnel vision on what they need to do to keep the run going.

“We will be preparing same diligence, the attitude and the same concentration as any other game,” he said. “It is not important how far we have to travel, or how well either side is doing.

“Since the Walsall game and the Chesterfield result we have been even more focused on what we need to do. We didn’t perform against Walsall, but since then we have worked really hard on the training pitches and we will now take each game as it comes.

“We will concentrate fully, do all our match analysis and prepare for Gillingham and then once that game is over we will move on to the next one.

“I expected to see a reaction after the Walsall game. Throughout my time here as manager there haven’t been too many bad days and even less continued bad days.

“Sometimes those bad days are a reality kick up the backside for everyone  at the Club; management, staff, players and supporters and we have been good since then, but we are not taking our eye off the ball, we are constantly looking for improvement.”

Despite the trip not concerning the gaffer too much from a playing point of view, he does admit that it is not something he relishes for the fans.

“I feel very sorry for the supporters, it is a long way to go, but especially for the supporters on a Tuesday night,” he continued.

“I know that those who will be travelling will be heard and they often want to inspire us, but it will be up to us to send them home with a positive result as well.

“We will prepare for this period in the right way, making the right arrangements for travel and hotels and we cannot have any excuses when it comes to the games.”

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