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Howarth: We'll Kick On Against Dagenham

7 February 2013

Neil Howarth hopes the Robins' unbeaten run will continue

Assistant Manager Neil Howarth speaking to the media ahead of Saturday's trip to Dagenham...

"We've got to that point in the season where the games are coming thick and fast, and if you can get on a roll, like we are on a little bit of an unbeaten run, then we look forward to the games. It's a bit different if
you're on a bad run but let's keep them coming. The lads look fit, fresh and are raring to go.

"I think Mark may have been the second most dejected man after Bristol Rovers. It really hurt. We had a day off yesterday and have had time to get over it but the lads are altogether. The jokes will start and we'll kick on again ready for Dagenham on Saturday but it certainly hurt on Tuesday night.

"We played Dagenham in the first game of the season and we got a good win. They went on a very good run after that. You know what you get with John Still - he's a great manager at this level, he's been there a long time and there's nothing he doesn't know about players at this level. It will be a tough game.

"John Still has a lot of respect in the game and certainly from us. We've come across him a few times and he's had success with Dagenham, bringing them out of the Conference League in the past. They're 16th in League Two at the moment but it's so tight and Wycombe were in the bottom two but are now talking about the play offs, and that's just how tight things are.

"Whether we play at home or away, the pitches are the same size, it's 11v11 and we'll always give the best we can. We have a good home record this season, last year I think we had a better away record so it's swings and roundabouts. We know what to expect at Dagenham and we'll go there giving it our best shot.

"We won 5-0 last time down at Dagenham, and we got a couple of early goals and they went down to 10 men at half time. We can't guarantee results but we'll try to do the best we can to get those results.

"Congratulations to Connor Roberts after his first appearance for the Wales U-21 side. I think he wanted a day off today but we'd prefer two keepers! Every credit to Connor, it's a very good achievement for him.

"Billy Jones should be back on Saturday after his slight thigh injury, but the whole squad, apart from Harry Hooman obviously, are fit to play at the weekend. Tuesday's game was tough but I think everyone has come through that unscathed."

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