Jimmy Smith on the teams hunger to work for each other...
Speaking on Thursday morning before the away trip to Bradford, Jimmy Smith reflected on Tuesday nights win over Crewe.
“It was a good team performance on Tuesday, it wasn’t the best of games it was more about who wanted the fight and who worked the hardest and I think we did that.
“Not all games are down to possession and how many passes you make. Sometimes it’s about doing the dirty stuff, working hard for each other, winning your individual battles and getting the 3 points.”
For much of the season Smith has played at right-back for the team, but in recent weeks he’s found himself a home in central midfield.
Recent performances show Smith’s clearly revelling in the position, and from the stands you could see that along with his ball playing skills, his desire, work ethic and leadership qualities really come to the fore in the centre of the park.
“I’ve played in midfield the majority of my career, obviously I do like it there. I like to get on the ball and create play but sometimes you need to dig in deep, work hard and track your runners and it's all part of playing in midfield.
“We’ve got a good bunch of lads here who want to work hard for each other. We work hard every single day and that’s down to the gaffer as we’re around each other a lot, here at the training ground from early to late. So whether there’s good times and when there’s bad times, we stick together no matter what.”
When asked whether a point away from home would be a good result, Smith made it clear that there’s only one thing on the teams mind.
“We don’t look to go into games to get points, we go into every match looking for the 3 points so that’s what we’ll do this Saturday.”
Smith and the boys are back in action at home next Saturday against Tranmere and a few days later on the 11th March against Preston. Save money by buying your tickets in advance.