Date: 11th September 2015 at 9:01pm
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Manager Neil Harris has said that the international break giving us a fixture lull has allowed the squad to clear their heads ahead of tomorrow’s game against Crewe Alexandra.

Having had a midweek break to develop a ‘clearer mindset’ Harris knows that the tomorrow sees the start of another hectic fortnight for the club, and he feels the last ten games since we last took to the pitch had been used wisely and productively for us.

Speaking to the official site he explained.

‘There were a few things we wanted to implement in training and a few ideas we wanted to get across. We’ve done some hard work, some extra sessions and some video analysis stuff to show the boys because people learn in different ways. It doesn’t mean we are going to be the finished article on Saturday against Crewe but it has given us a clearer mindset.’

Harris went on to say again that whilst everything won’t suddenly be perfect with us, it should definitely have brought us on a few more steps compared to where we were and helped us ‘develop’ and gel more as a squad, so coming into the game with an additional freshness and organisation will hopefully enable us to build on the Johnstone Paint Trophy win over Peterborough and help us to lay that foundation and line that we can then really develop more from with a growing confidence.

‘Hopefully it has helped us develop as a team and it’s given a couple of the boys an opportunity to come back fresher from injuries so all-in-all we have kept the momentum going from the Peterborough game.’

As for Crewe specifically, they haven’t won this season themselves yet but Harris wasn’t going to let that cloud how difficult side they can be to face.

He was however confident that if we were on our game, we had enough strength to take the win.

‘Crewe are a terrific football club first and foremost and they’ve got a lot of respect from me and everybody. They have a young side also and have players they are integrating into the group. I’ve seen them play a couple of times and they have played well without quite getting the results. They are going to want to pass the ball, keep the ball and they’re certainly a threat going forward. We have to be mindful of that and respectful to that but we focus on what we are good at and hopefully we have improved in the last eight or nine days of training.’

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