Reds winger Adam Hammill spoke to the press ahead of this weekend’s trip to Fleetwood. Hammill was recently suspended for three matches due to a red card in the 0-0 draw at Bury, but he’s back now and feeling fresh from the break.
“I’m ready and raring to go” he said. “Missing three games was tough to take but it gave me the rest that I needed and to heal an injury that was there. It came at the right time and I can give it 100% now for the rest of the season.”
After defeat to Southend at the weekend, Hammill wants the side to remain confident and bounce back quickly against Fleetwood.
“We had the chances to get something out of the game but they (Southend) came with a game plan and it worked.” He explained. “I think we can take a little bit of positivity out of the game, but it’s a completely different game on Saturday now, we know they’re going to be looking for revenge.
“It’s going to be a tough game, but we’ve been working on it throughout the week on how to counteract the good sides and obviously how we can hurt them. We’re looking to take advantage of a few weaknesses that we’ve been working on all week and we’re looking to put it right after Saturday.
“I think it was only a little blip, we’re a lot stronger physically and mentally now. We’re full of confidence and it was only a little blip, we can kick on again Saturday. It will hurt them that we knocked them out, and they’re looking to stay in the league.”
With a trip to Wembley only a couple of weeks away, Hammill said the squad were looking forward to it but they needed to remain focused on the league in order to secure a play-off position.
He said, “It’s not long away now, but we need to focus as we’ve got a big game Saturday and two games over the Easter weekend that we need to win. We need to get back in those play-offs then we can all enjoy Wembley.
“We’ve got lads now who want to take an opportunity because there’s only eleven places for Wembley, so we all have to perform to our maximum and get a place, but the most important thing now is the next three games in the league, getting as many points as we can to get in the play-offs.”
Hammill also wanted to give a special mention to the Reds fans after enjoying his second spell at the club so much.
He continued, “The fans have made me feel so welcome again and given me the extra incentive and the boost I needed to kick on and I can’t thank them enough, they’ve given me my confidence back.”