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8 April 2022

The gaffer addressed the local media prior to our trip to the capital on Saturday.

“Carlton Morris is OK and fit for the game. Josh Benson is not available. There are no new injury concerns heading into this fixture.

“Cauley made his first appearance in training today; he was not in full training, but it was his first time being involved in exercise with the other players since he got injured.

“He wanted to do more in training, but we stopped him, so that promises a lot. The attitude from him is there, we’ll see how he reacts after this training and then we’ll come back after Millwall and see how much he can progress next week.

“I’m hoping that we don’t have to wait so much longer – it all depends on how Cauley reacts after this training, during the weekend and especially during next week. So, let’s see.”

“We keep focusing on ourselves and what we can affect. We cannot affect what other teams are doing in other games – that’s out of our control. We have to put all the focus on what we actually can control, and that’s our own games.

“Seven games, 21 points and just keep focusing on the next game and make sure that we do our jobs still, so that if our competitors somehow don’t do their job, we’re there to take the spot.”

“I watched training this week; it’s been good. It’s not only been good for the players that are starting – it’s been a good collective training with all the players in the squad really putting in effort.

“So far, I cannot complain about anything in terms of attitude – and I haven’t been able to, no matter how the situation has been during the season, or in January when we had it really tough.

“That’s a big compliment to the group, and I really hope they can stick with it until the end.”

“We have to go there and get so much as possible of our way of playing. We can’t go there and become too defensive, knowing that we go to a really difficult away ground – a hostile away ground.

“We need to go there, be brave and know what we are doing. When we did that, for example, against Hull, we went there to try and control the game immediately and, in the end, we saw the game out and won that game.

“We have to do more of those kind of away games. To be honest, our last away game against Sheffield United, we did just that and I honestly thought that our first half was one of the best halves we have done this season. That’s the last away game we had, so I’m hopeful we can bring the attitude we showed in that game but for 90 minutes.”

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