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Deeney - We Are Not Out Of The Running Yet

Friday Apr 1, 2016

 Ellis catches up with Matt Panter.

 Midfielder Ellis Deeney is confident the squad will react positively after a frustrating Easter, having suffered defeats to AFC Telford and Boston United over the Bank Holiday period.

 Deeney insisted: "It has been a poor Bank Holiday to be fair but we are not out of the running yet. We can pull it back again, we have quality in the team. Every now and again, teams have a blip, that is football. You cannot be 100 per cent week in, week out."

 "We just have to pull it back now and I am confident we will do. It is the business end of the season and this is where the points really do matter. Teams will be feeling the pressure and we just need to make sure it doesn't get to us in the last five games. We will refocus on Chorley and it will be tough.

 "We know what they are about. They are a big, strong side and we have just got to get the ball down and play. But we have got some good players in the team and if we do what we know we can do we will get a result."


 For Deeney, the Lambs need to work on two elements of their game – their start to matches and ruthlessness in front of goals.

 "We have to make sure we go out and perform like we did in the second half against Boston, rather than the first. Telford was the same. We were poor in the first half and gave it a good go in the second. We need to start the game well. And we need to rediscover that ruthlessness."

 "We just need to get that ball in the back of the net, even if one just goes in off someone's knee. I think, if we can get that first goal, it will kick us on then. We put some great balls in the box in the two Easter games but we just need to get someone on the end of them. As soon as someone times their run, they are going to get on the end of something and the goals will start to come and we will start winning games."

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