Skipper expecting tough test from Brentford
By Matt Johnson
Skipper Matt Richards is eagerly anticipating the visit of high-flying Brentford to the Greenhous Meadow on Saturday after Town stretched their run to just one defeat in seven in the 2-2 draw with Notts County.
The Bees were held to a goalless draw when Graham Turner’s side visited Griffin Park in October and Richards insists that despite their opponent’s imperious form, a hard-working Town performance can bring its just rewards.
“We’ve just got to play our own game, its going to be a tough,” said Richards. “They’re right up there in good form but after the way we played at their place, where we should’ve come away with three points and not just the draw, we can be confident.
“We’ll just be working hard again and playing our own game and hopefully we’ll get that win on the board.”
The Bees clash comes as the middle leg of a gruelling schedule of three games in seven days for Town, and Richards is keen to draw on the positives from the Boxing Day point with the Magpies to help steer his side through.
“We can take a lot out of the game; there were a lot of positives. There was good spirit, good skill and we worked ever so hard to get back into the game and got our point, which was justified I thought.
“We have to learn from the manner of conceding the goals, but generally we’re all feeling good. The performance of all of the front players was very encouraging and if we carry on like that against Brentford and Coventry then we can expect to get some points against both of them.”
Snap up your tickets for the Brentford tie online here or at the Greenhous Meadow ticket office.