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Flitcroft: We Will Fight

26 April 2013

Reds Manager David Flitcroft reported to the press that players are drifting back into training and building up fitness ahead of tomorrow’s home clash with Hull City.

“We’ve more players coming back,” said Flitcroft. “I don’t think Rory (Delap) will be ready for the weekend.

“Jim McNulty’s had a good training week and Rob Edwards has got through some great sessions.

“Kelvin’s (Etuhu) had a super week. He’s looked good this week and he’ll be in contention for Saturday.

“The tempo’s gone up this week. It’s given us a great problem to have on Saturday with regards to picking the team.

“It’s been absolutely brilliant just to take stock.

“We’ve been doing a lot of video work and presentation work, we’ve had a really positive week.

“I just keep saying to the lads, we’re trying to make memories. That’s what we want to do come Saturday.

“The boys are fighting for the right to stay in there and fighting for the club.

“I’ve enjoyed becoming the Manager and leading the group. I’ve enjoyed unifying the club and the supporters have helped me be able to do that.

“It’s been the craziest division there’s ever been. I’m sure that it’ll go to the last day. One thing I can guarantee is that we’ll be fighting hard to make sure it goes to the last day.”

Hull could be promoted before kick-off even arrives tomorrow, pending Watford’s result tonight at Leicester City on Friday night.

“They’ve got a Manager in Steve Bruce whose life experience and playing career…he’s learned off the best in the business,” said Flitcroft. “He’s got that experience to draw on, even though they’ve not flown over the line like Cardiff have, they’ve been one of the most consistent teams. 

“I saw them up close and personal last Friday and there was a lot of pressure in that stadium. 

“I’ve no fear over our fans and what they’ll be up to in the stadium. We’ve turned a massive corner at this football club and our fans appreciate the effort we’re putting in.

“We’re not a free-flowing attacking team that’s going to go and score four or five goals, but we’ll fight for every half-yard. Our team know their strengths and objectives.”

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