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No Room For Complacency - Hird

23 March 2021

A photograph of Sam Hird Dave Peters (Prime Media)
Sam Hird

Sam Hird has encouraged the players to continue building the momentum this evening when they welcome rivals Grimsby Town for another big game at The Progression Solicitors Stadium.

The Club Captain, who is assisting caretaker boss Rob Kelly during the run-in, has been thrilled with the way things have gone in recent weeks with The Bluebirds flying high in the form table.

Four consecutive victories have lifted spirits in the camp and raised hopes of moving clear of trouble, but Hird has insisted that nobody will be taking anything for granted until the job is done.

“We can’t take our foot off the gas because we’re not safe yet – it’s as simple as that,” he told us.

“It’s a great achievement to win the four league games in a row and all the credit for that has got to go to the players, so hopefully we can carry that run on now.

“The team spirit at the minute is brilliant and you can see all the players are digging in for each other.

“There’s a massive emphasis on the togetherness we have. We are all fighting together with one agenda and that’s to keep this Club in the Football League.”

Grimsby arrive in Cumbria this evening keen to find a formula for turning a recent spate of draws into victories as they look to fight their own battle for survival in League Two.

The Mariners currently sit bottom of the table and are ten points behind The Bluebirds but Hird knows how quickly things can change in football and has urged the players to maintain focus.

Echoing the words of boss Kelly, the experienced defender has insisted that all they can concentrate on is doing their own jobs and what happens elsewhere will take care of itself.

“I know people will look at the table and try and work out that we need so many points to be sure of staying up or predict who will win or lose what fixtures,” Hird admitted.

“You can get embroiled in thinking about that game or this game, who it’s against and what do we need from it - but we ask our lads for tunnel vision.

“We prepare for the next game and we aim to win it.”

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