Gaffer speaks to the press before Notts County game where winner will go in to play-off zone.Paul Dickov has said that the chance to move to sixth in the League One table will not overawe his resurgent troops.
The winner of Tuesday night’s clash against Notts County will move in to the play-off places and the Scot remains quietly confident that his side who’ve picked up 11 points from the last 15 available can turn their season around.
“It’s no bigger than the Barnsley game. We go in with a lot of belief and a lot of confidence but we don’t want to get carried away because we can slip up like we have done before,” he said.
“We need to get on the front foot, press and get among them, which is something we work on. Notts County are a good side so it won't be easy. The players have to get the fans going and they’ve done that which gives you the confidence to go and do it.
“It [the league] is crazy, we're thirteenth and we're talking about going sixth, so that shows how tight it is. There’s a lot of clubs that can win on any given day and that’s where we've got to be on our toes.”
While Dickov lauded praise on his squad depth, he also dropped his biggest hint yet that former Manchester City midfielder Abdul Razak may be signing for the club.
“Whoever’s coming on as sub or has been left out, their attitude has been outstanding, no more so than Nathan [Tyson]. He's picked up a niggle and struggled to get back and he's champing at the bit to get going. He’s still not quite right though there was a temptation to throw him in,” said Dickov.
“Over the last month or so, as a team, we’re playing a lot better and we're definitely defending better which gives us a base to go from and it keeps us in games.
“Abdul’s been in this morning and has signed subject to international clearance, we're very hopeful he'll be signing soon. Initially it will be until the end of the season, we want to get him in, on the training ground and get him back playing football.”
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