Positive vibes are helping us - Warne

By Millersmad
Last updated : 29 December 2017

“Psychology is massive in sport and it's no different whatever level you're at, It is a massive thing and it's the same if you lose a few on the trot and go out thinking 'I don't want to lose' and when you win a few games you feel a little bit invincible."

“If we can send the lads out like that, you have to respect the opposition, but we will set up to win the game like we did at Bury. We are going there to pick up three points and the max from every game we play in.”

Warne praised his next opponents Walsall; “I think they do really well at home and I like the way they play, I really like the coaching staff and I'm still friendly with Ian Sharps and a few others.

“We know their threats and we're all aware of their players. When we have the meetings with the players to tell them their strengths and weaknesses with it being the second time we've played them, the lads are more aware of it."

“We're not going into it too blind and we've watched their last game and looked at how we think we can break them down.”

Warne was asked if he would be changing the team around with the amount of games over the festive period; “I'm not so sure. I do like rewarding excellence as I've said and I do like trying to keep the team together, but I also like my 11 lads to run and run hard, so I'll have another look at them in training and as long as they look fresh and I don't have to make a change I won't,”

“If you're a winger and you play with the same full back and vice-versa it helps. That's the same with the forward partnerships but what really helps them build relationships and bonds is winning."

“Winning football matches you believe in each other and that's a massive part of it and I think at the moment the lads have defended really well at Bury and in the game before and they have a lot more belief in each other.

“I'm hopeful that I don't have to make many changes but with the game at Walsall and then Blackburn two days later that's probably going to force my hand a little bit.”

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