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2 April 2015

GW says that the team will have to be at their very best if they are to have a successful Easter weekend in which Boro face two relegation threatened opponents within short succession.


First and foremost, Tranmere visit the Lamex on Good Friday and GW says the difference between the teams at the top and the teams at the bottom are minor.

“To win any football match you have to work extraordinarily hard and you have to work extraordinarily smart. You have to make sure that you are better than another decent football team on the day because in any league (between) numbers 1-24, there is never that much difference between them. It is all about the margins and getting the margins right consistently.

“The teams that get the margins right consistently end up at the top and the teams that don’t get the margins right consistently end up at the bottom but fundamentally they are all teams filled with professional players who have a certain amount of confidence.

“No football match is ever a gimme, you have to go and earn every point that is there to be earned and over this weekend, both games I expect to be very, very difficult affairs. We will have to work extraordinarily hard to win both.”

Due to the nature of our season in terms of injuries, GW says that each member of the squad is ready to step up and it is important to ensure any changes made can be positive.

“At this time of year however it is very important to be adaptable because when you are playing a lot of games in quick succession, when a lot of lads are maybe nursing knocks that are going to need ops in the summer, quite often it is about getting players through games and realising that you can’t keep a settled side out there. You have got to be able to move from Monday to Friday and Friday to Monday and make changes to your team and allow them changes to be positives.

“We have been keeping the squad on red alert for the moment when anyone of them might be needed. I know from past experience that a player who has played little or no part so far, can suddenly become a massive player - as Joel Byrom did in our previous play-off campaign.

“It is important that the squad are kept on their toes and ready for action.”

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