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Ravenhill: Squad positive ahead of Bury game

12 March 2015

Skipper wants a strong performance against promotion-chasing Shakers to boost strong finish to season.

Midfielder Ricky Ravenhill wants our team to produce another good performance when we entertain Sky Bet League Two high-flyers Bury this weekend.

We go into the fixture on a three-game unbeaten streak, having beaten Dagenham & Redbridge and Newport County prior to last Saturday's 1-1 draw away to Cheltenham Town.

Looking ahead to this weekend's game against Bury, Ravenhill said: "We want to take each game as it comes and this one coming up on Saturday is a big game. They are a good team and have proved that over the season, but we know we are capable of giving them a good game. If we turn up and play as well as we can we can get the three points.

“There is nothing to fear in this league. It's just all about consistency and who puts in the best performance on the day. We've beaten good teams in the league so far and know we can do it again,” the 34-year-old added. 

Reflecting on the draw at Whaddon Road, the midfielder continued: “We weren’t happy with the way that we played in the first half although when you’re away from home and you come in 0-0 to some level you have done your job. I thought we went out second half and took the game to them and in the end we were disappointed we didn’t get all three points.”

Ravenhill believes it is vital that his team continues to battle the challenges thrown at them: “There are a lot of games coming thick and fast and you’re going to get times like that. In an ideal world you will go out and play brilliant every game, but that’s never going to happen. 

“As long as we do better than them (the opposition) then hopefully we will get a lot of results.

 “There are some big games to play and we have a lot of football left. We want to finish as strong as we can. We are confident knowing that when we come back next season it’s going to be a strong successful season.

“We have seen it on a number of occasions when you put a number of back-to-back wins together and the league changes so much. There is a lot to play for this season and we’re going to try starting this weekend by getting three points,” he added.

Ravenhill was pleased with the efforts of striker Billy Kee after he scored the equaliser against the Robins. He continued: “Billy has been working so hard on the training ground and everyone knows what ability and record he has around these leagues. 

"Hopefully, now he is going to put it all together. We know what he is capable of and hopefully he will do it on Saturday for us." 

The midfielder is also impressed with the younger players coming through the ranks here at One Call Stadium.

The 34-year-old added: “I love seeing the youngsters come through and since I’ve been here I have been impressed with the good bunch of young players that there are around the club. 

"Players like Jack Thomas, Joe Fitzpatrick and Corbin Shires are really good players and they’re not looking out of place at all.”

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