Defender John Dempster believes that the competition for places in our first team has helped to spark our good form in recent weeks.
Our side, who sit just outside the Sky Bet League Two Play-Off places at present, go into tomorrow’s match with York City on a five-match unbeaten run.
“I think we’ve been doing quite well,” said Dempster.
“We’ve looked solid and the two lads who have played alongside me, Martin Riley and Ritchie Sutton, have been outstanding, which always makes it as a bit easier.
“Having said that, our two wing-backs, three midfielders and the two centre-forwards have all been working their socks off for us.
“When you’re keeping clean-sheets or the goal tally down defensively, it’s always a team effort.”
He continued: “It’s a healthy position to have the squad that we have. Everyone is fighting for a place in the first team, and players are training well.
“But we don’t really want to get too carried away, because there’s always a difficult game around the corner, and we’ve got a difficult game away at York on Saturday.
“They’ve got an experienced manager, who has had a lot of success throughout his career, and they’ll be looking to get some points on the board.
“They’ll be desperate to win, but as long as we go there and we’re solid, we’ve always got the players in our team that can create a chance.
“If we can start taking those chances, we’ll be fine.”
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