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Gaffer Wants Positive End To Season

17 March 2016

Manager Simon Grayson wants his side to build on the momentum oflast weekend to create a positive end to the season.

Depsite having all but secured safety, the main target at the start of the campaignn, the gaffer has no intentions of slowing down in the end of season run in.

Speaking to PNE PlayerHD ahead of Saturday's game against Queens Park Rangers, the manager said: "We are really pleased with what we are doing, we approach games in a positive manner, the games are ticking down now towards the end of the season.

"As I said to the players at half time during the game last Saturday, our season is well and truly alive, we have got plenty to play for.

"We are not going to let the players let it peter out because we want to carry on the momentum and finish in a positive manner for next year as well.

The manager expects the players to continue in the manner they have done all season, and doesn't feel there is any pressure on his side other than that put on them by himself and the management team.

"We try and encourage the players to go out and play and express themselves in any game, whether that's at the start of the season, in the middle or at the back end now where you are in a decent position.

"We are never critical of the players trying to do something, just make sure you do the things in the right manner and not try and do something they are not capable of doing.

"We tell the players at the top end of the pitch to go out and express themselves, as they've got a license to go and do something so we've never had any real pressure on them all season apart from the pressure we put on them every day in training and on a matchday to meet the standards that we've set.

"We require them to keep reaching those standards and going beyond that as well. We are looking forward to these remaining games.

There's some real big games coming up from now until the end of the season, for us and for the opposition that are going to be playing against us."

To hear more from the manager, go to PNE PlayerHD by clicking here.

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