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Stick with us and we WILL improve, says Matt Richards

11 December 2014

Matt Richards interviewed ahead of Mansfield Town away:

Whenever you have a new manager they will always bring in their own ideas and style of play and I’ve really enjoyed it so far.

We’ve been working really hard, but that’s what we need to improve the recent form we’ve been in. It’s been a good couple of weeks. 

The effort has always been there with the lads, who work hard and always have done. The manager is trying to get us fitter and he has changed the formation a bit too.

Everyone is working hard to improve. If you don’t work hard you won’t be in the team, so you have to impress him and most of all we have to put a run together and start winning games.

We showed earlier on in the season we are more than capable of being right up there, but we’ve got into a rut at the moment and it’s difficult once you get in that to get out of it.

But we will be doing all we can to put some results together. The sooner we do that the better.

There have been some disappointing performances, but we want the fans to stay with us and help us along and we will definitely improve for them.

Some people like a kick up the backside, some need an arm around them to get the best out of them. I probably prefer to be shouted at a bit more than others because it gets me going! 

We are not going to lie, we are in an awful run and the new manager is working hard to improve that, scoring more and conceding less. 

The table doesn’t lie and we have got to improve or we’ll be in a battle at the wrong end of the table.

We are in a privileged position, we have to work hard for the supporters and everyone involved at the club. We are not on a good run and we need to improve, most of all for the fans.

Mansfield came to Whaddon Road last season and it was an ugly performance, but they got the job done unfortunately. 

They make it as difficult as they can for you, but they have a new manager too, so they’ll be out to impress. We’ll go there fully prepared and aiming to take three points off them.

If we get everything right, the XI on the pitch will win that game and the improvement needs to start on Saturday. As soon as results start improving, so will performances in my opinion.

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