Date: 28th July 2015 at 5:38pm
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Manager Neil Harris has said that with one friendly left against Portuguese side C.D. Tondela at The Den this Saturday, he can’t wait to kick off the League One campaign properly against newly promoted Shrewsbury Town on August 8.

Speaking to the official site with certain clinical issues playing on the mind following the Stevenage encounter, Harris was confident that the extra touch of sharpness we need to convert those chances into goals will come over the next couple of weeks as the players are going to be working hard to ensure we take three points and give a good account of ourselves against a side who he knows will be looking to return to League One with a point to prove following their relegation the other year.

‘We’re very much looking forward to it. I’ll see Shrewsbury between now and the start of the season. Micky Mellon is the manager up there and he’s a good guy. I’ve done coaching courses with him before and I know he has a good side with some talented young players, so that game will be a real tough test for us.’

Harris went on to again say that he was delighted with the pre season workout that we’d had, because the players had been pushed very hard and pre season is always difficult but he feels it’s been an enjoyable time despite the natural elements of looking really good one minute and rusty the next – but it’s that consistency he’ll be focusing on over the coming weeks.

‘We are where we expect to be. The boys are certainly looking forward to the next few training sessions where it is going to be a bit shorter and sharper. It’s about sharpening up in both boxes between now and the first game.’

With the chances created against Stevenage, if that can be built on and players can be sharper in the oppositions box then it’s going to make for a more entertaining and enjoyable campaign.

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