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Sutton: We must be at our best

26 February 2015

Defender believes our team will have to be on top of their game against Dagenham & Redbridge.

Defender Ritchie Sutton believes his team have put in the necessary preparation and are ready to pick themselves up for this weekend’s match against Dagenham & Redbridge at One Call Stadium.


Commenting on our team's positive feats at home going into Saturday’s match, Sutton said: “[Our home form] is going to be something we will have to concentrate mainly on and make sure we pick up the points, especially at home, and against teams that are down there with us.


“There are loads of aspects we need to improve on. We are trying to improve on getting that second goal. We just have to take points where they come now and make sure we do the right things and push on.

We just have to knuckle down now until the end of the season."


Sutton admitted that fatigue has played a role within our team in recent weeks. He continued: "Anyone who has played the game knows [fatigue] does play a part. We’ve had five games in two weeks so it is going to take its toll. It’s not an excuse. We have to pick ourselves up.”


Looking ahead to the important match against Wayne Burnett's Dagenham & Redbridge side on Saturday, Sutton said: “You never know which way it is going to go. We have to be at the top of our game on Saturday. We know we are capable, especially at home. We have to do what we did in the Stevenage and Luton Town games - get on the front foot and make sure they get nothing out of it.


“Coming out of both of those games we really felt they were turning points. We felt good, we were creating chances and it's just disappointing that the game after we take that step back each time.”


Sutton has featured regularly in Adam Murray’s starting XI this season and has been enjoying the opportunity to get himself into more attacking positions: “On a personal note it is good. I like playing every week. I just hope we can pick up the results because the last thing I want to be is down there at the end of the season and have myself to blame.


“I thought I got forward well in certain games. Every game is different and you have to judge each game as it comes. It is something that I’m trying to add to my game and I think I’m getting better at it,” he added. 

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