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5 April 2015

The gaffer talks about the busy schedule, facing Cheltenham and Gary Johnson...

Speaking after the 2-2 draw against Tranmere on Friday, GW says the busy schedule that comes with this time of the season is difficult for everybody to manage.

“It is a challenge this time of year. When you have had a long season and you have got to keep playing games and you get these bank holiday fixtures.

“These are the games where the strong minds and the strong legs come through; these are the games where as a club we have always managed to prosper."

With a trip to Cheltenham Town on Monday, the gaffer admits that a win would put the club in a good position by the end of the day.

“I thought it was going to be tough this weekend to win both games. You have got two clubs that are really scrapping; we earned a point (on Friday), given two away really with the defensive errors that cost us.

“Now if we can go and get three on Monday, I probably would say that four points out of two games this weekend would have been a decent enough return. It is hard to win the two games; it is a grind to win four points from two but that is all we can do now. If we do that Monday night we will be sitting pretty.”

Cheltenham find themselves bottom of the table at this stage of the season and Gary Johnson has recently been brought in to steady the ship. GW says it is a difficult situation for him to walk into.

“He is a brave man, Gary, to go in and pick up those pieces. It is not easy at all to go in when somewhere has been losing. You can give it an injection but also as we saw today, when you change things around people can struggle to understand each other when if first comes together.

“You can get a kick-start but it can be very difficult. They have been losing for a reason; it doesn’t mean they have got bad players, sometimes it is about combinations of players or whatever it is and you can’t change that at this time of year. You can’t go into the transfer market, the jobs done. You have got what you have got.

“It is tough for everybody when you are down at the bottom, as we found out last year and as I said, it takes a lot of courage as a manager to walk into that situation.”

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