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McGuire: Positive atmosphere in the camp

5 March 2015

Midfielder believes confidence is high ahead of trip to Cheltenham.

Midfielder Jamie McGuire is pleased with how the past week has unfolded for our team.


On Saturday, we picked up all three points by beating a stubborn Dagenham & Redbridge side at One Call Stadium, before we registered our first away win in six matches on the road, courtesy of Reggie Lambe's late strike in a win over Newport County in midweek.


McGuire, 31, said: “It’s a massive week for the club; starting with Dagenham, winning 2-1 at home, and then to go away to Newport and win 1-0 - especially with them being in the play-offs. Back-to-back wins is the main thing and we’re ready for Cheltenham on Saturday.

 

“I think we did everything right as a team on Tuesday. We defended well. We attacked well and we were a lot more organised."

 

The Liverpudlian midfielder was quick to praise manager Adam Murray and his approach to our midweek game at Rodney Parade.


“You have to give a big shout out to the gaffer," continued McGuire. "He made six changes for Tuesday and there would have been a few people outside questioning that. He made the changes and freshened up the team and you could see the lads who came in and got the result.

 

“I think the main thing for Tuesday was focus, which the gaffer implants in us. The team played really well and I think the substitutes made a big impact when they came on. You saw Reggie (Lambe) score again and he is in good form at the moment and long may that continue.

 

“The formation is working well. The squad knows what it has got to do and is trying to take what the gaffer has been trying to implement on the training ground into games."

 

Ahead of Saturday's match against Cheltenham, the 31-year-old refused to pay too much attention to the situation of our opponents, who currently sit in the bottom two. 


He added: “It’s all about us to be honest. We go into the game knowing that we can win it. The squad is buzzing at the moment. We go to Cheltenham now with a lot of positive thinking. We go in with confidence and hope we can get the three points."

 

Despite starting the game against the Exiles, McGuire is happy to play whatever role he has to in the squad: “I’m always cheering the lads up, I’m always lively and I’m always a character. I’ll always give 110% for this club and that’s me. It’s not just me but everyone else. We’re all together and we go into Saturday all as one.


“We all want to achieve what we want to achieve to stay in this league and that’s what we’re doing at the moment. Whatever team the gaffer puts out, we know we’re all in this together." 


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