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Wabara Weighs up Winter Programme

22 December 2014

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Reece Wabara says that training on Christmas Day is part and parcel of the job of being a professional footballer.

The full back has not missed a minute of Rovers’ league campaign to date and his latest appearance yielded a clean sheet, despite the concession of a penalty.

“This is my job, this is what I get paid for and you have to do what’s asked of you. I don’t think it’s a burden, it’s a job and I’ll get on with it,” he said.

“To be honest, I enjoy it. I enjoy the regular games, even if it gets tiring. I don’t like waiting, the more you play, the better you become.

“We worked really hard as a team, it wasn’t the prettiest of games but we’ve got the points and a clean sheet. We were very organised but we had every faith – especially with our away form – that we would get a result.”

Wabara said that talks over a new contract were ongoing and that he’s more focussed on altering the side’s alarming poor home form; starting with Coventry City on Boxing Day.

“We’re in talks at the moment and we’ll see what happens. Ive played every minute of every game and I'm enjoying that to be honest. I’m getting games and some consistency.

“Paul Dickov has had faith in me from day one and I appreciate that so hopefully we can sort it out and we can push on.

“I think if you go ‘player-for-player’ there aren’t many sides better than us. We just need to get the results that we know we’re capable of. We want the fans to stay behind us, we need the good atmosphere in the stadium because that gives us an extra push.

“Maybe, going forward, we need to make sure we don’t get beat and take what we’re given, that includes making a solid base for ourselves and nicking a 1-0 here or there because we shouldn’t be getting beat.
“It’s a results business so we would prefer to win dirty and climb the league rather than play nicely and lose.

“We’ll look at the analysis of Coventry and go from there. If we get it right tactically, I have every faith that we can win. I tend not to look at who we’re playing. We’re approaching Christmas so every game is must win from my point of view.”

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