Despite sitting bottom of the table with five games to go, there was no sense of defeatism or self-pity at Bragbury End on Thursday morning. A quiet sense of determination was the mood as the fight for safety begins to reach breaking point.
Club captain, Jon Ashton was clear in his mind about the task in hand.
“We only see one way - getting out of relegation and into safety. If you ask anyone around the club, especially the lads and management what they think we can achieve within the 5 remaining games I think everyone will come out with the same conclusion - that we’re going to pull it off.”
A win over Colchester on Saturday would see things tighten up at the bottom end of the table as the U's who are currently 18th in the table, would only be one point ahead of Boro.
“It’s arguably our biggest game of the season; we’ll be putting everything into it to make sure we win.
“We’ve had the opportunities to get out of the relegation zone but haven’t seemed to take it. Saturday is our next chance to move up the table so we have to make sure we do it this time.”
With many of the teams around Boro playing each other over the coming weeks, not every team can win all their games. When asked about whether it gives Boro a slight advantage, Ashton shrugged off the suggestion.
“Maybe, but I don’t think we can look too much at what everyone else is doing, we’ve just got to concentrate on ourselves and make sure we win our next game, each game and if we do that everything will take care of itself.”
Tickets are still on sale for the crunch game against Colchester at Boro Tickets and the club shop. With so much on the line, the boys need your support. Don't forget - tickets are cheaper when bought in advance.