Gaffer looks ahead to Play-Off away game
Paul Hurst’s men take on Charlton Athletic this Thursday in the first leg of the Play-Off semi final.
Town will travel to The Valley with the hope of bringing a win back to the Montgomery Waters Meadow for the second leg.
Hurst is pleased the remaining games of the season have now passed and his team can fully focus on the all-important Play-Off games, which will provide a tough test for Town.
“We’re excited, I’m glad it is finally coming around. We know it is going to be tough, we wouldn’t expect anything different from the Play-Offs realistically.
“We have a big club to face and what will be a big crowd, it’s what you should want to be involved in. We have a couple of days training first before traveling down. We’re trying to get ideas in place for what we would like to attempt to do and then the big kick off will be upon us,” said Hurst.
“We have ideas of how we feel we can perhaps cause Charlton some problems and to also try to highlight what we think they’re good at and to see if we can negate that to some degree.
“I think both games we have played against them have highlighted that they’ve got very good individual players, that when they’re on it will cause any team problems, certainly in our league and probably the league above.
“We are trying to be as organised as we can be but also understand that we feel we can certainly take part in these two games and cause Charlton some problems as well.”
Hurst feels the backing from the fans can help spur his team on in trying to get a good result for Town at The Valley, he said: “We took a big following to Charlton before. We took an amazing following to Blackpool. Difficult that it is Thursday night, not everyone is going to be able to make it.
“I hope as many of them can travel and make a lot of noise and really support the players, we will need it. No doubt within both games there will be times where we are on top and times when Charlton are on top. The times when we are up against it slightly is when we need the fans to spur the players on.
“Come Sunday at the end of the final whistle, we are desperately hoping we have got something to celebrate.”