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16 September 2016

A revitalised Tom Pett heads into Saturday’s game at Wycombe excited about the upcoming challenges after a positive couple of weeks for both himself and the team.

Pett has been one of the many stand-out players during the last two wins and he spoke about his upturn in form and the competition for places that currently exists.

“The last three or four games I have found my own form but I think that is down to the team and the togetherness we have on and off the pitch. It has shown in our results and performances.

“At the weekend we had Jobi and Kenners on the bench and they will be looking to play wide and upfront so it puts pressure on myself and at the moment Foxy to play well.

“It can only be a good thing and push us to perform better, like it has. If you have got Jobi and Kenners to come off the bench, it is obviously going to be good for the team. It has pushed me well.”

The schedule has slowed down recently after the hectic start to the season that saw the team play eight games in four weeks and Pett says he appreciates the extra time to prepare.

“You get a lot more time to do some stuff in the gym and get stronger. You don’t get the time to do it when you have games on Saturday and Tuesday, you spend most of your time recovering out on the training pitch.

“It has given us some time to work on some stuff that we need to get better out on the training ground and obviously for the likes of myself, to get in the gym, work hard in there and try get stronger.”

After two wins on the bounce, the Boro camp is determined to make a push up the league but Pett says he’s very much aware of Wycombe’s threat and how difficult an away ground Adams Park is.

“They have shown their quality over the last two years. We had a tough game there last year, we know what we are going to get with them, it is going to be tough. It isn’t going to be one of those easy games where there is a lot of passing, it is going to be a battle which we are ready for.

“We have got to take our game, worry about ourselves and hopefully get the three points on Saturday.

“You get six points over the last two games and we have gone up eight or nine places. I think we are only three points off third place so it shows, you win a couple of games and it takes you up the table. That is obviously our motivation, to win and get into the top seven.”


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