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Simon Grayson Confident Of Finishing Job

15 April 2015

Manager Simon Grayson is pleased to have a quick turnaround heading to Port Vale on Friday night after the midweek draw with Gilligham.

And the PNE gaffer says that confidence is still high heading to the Potteries and that the squad is full of belief that they can finish the job they started.

“I think the quick turnaround is a good thing,” he said. “We can get over the disappointment of Tuesday night quickly.

“There is so much positivity about the place. We are 15 unbeaten, yes we dropped two points on Tuesday, but we are in a fantastic position, three points clear of third place with four games to go – so many other teams would love to be in the position we are in.

“We were all disappointed on Tuesday night; players, staff and supporters, but we are in a great position, have a lot of belief and we have a lot of confidence that we can finish off what we started.”

Three of the Lilywhites’ last four games are on the road, but the boss does not think this is to the detriment of his team’s aspirations.

“We have been very good away from home. We have got three games coming up that are against teams who are desperate for the points, so there is all to play for,” he continued.

“We will be looking to build upon our previous away performances, most notably our most recent one at Bradford City.

“Port Vale has had a difficult run over the past few weeks, but they have come out that with two draws. They worked extremely hard against MK Dons last weekend and have some experienced players – players who have played under me.

“They will be disappointed that they conceded last against Scunthorpe and will be desperate for the points, so we know it will be a tough game, but they will know what we are capable of doing and what threats we’ve got.”

A number of the squad suffered knocks against the Gills on Tuesday, but there are options of available to the gaffer should he choose to make changes.

“We will consider whether we need to freshen things up. We made two changes on Tuesday night, changing the system, with Callum Robinson and Calum Woods coming into the team.

“We have players who are itching to come into the team if required and we will make those decisions when we know who is available,” he added.

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