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Pre Grimsby Thoughts : Pete Wild

18 April 2023

Read up on Pete Wild's thoughts ahead of tonight's trip to Lincolnshire

Pete Wild says his side are relishing a mid-week trip to Grimsby as they look to build on a solid performance at Swindon on Saturday. 
The trip to Humberside sees the Bluebirds face a second away game in just a couple of days after the trip to Wiltshire, but the Gaffer insists it is just business as usual for his side. 
“We have been used to many Saturday-Tuesdays across the season, so we have prepared in the same way we always do.
We spent Monday reflecting on a really strong performance and game plan from Saturday and tweaking it for Tuesday nights trip. 
We have reflected on lots of positives from Saturday and want to ensure we take them into the Grimsby game.”
The Bluebirds boss again repeated his determination to make sure his side take each of the remaining games as they come, with each result and performance being important regardless of their implications. 
“I know people keep talking about play-offs but it is about celebrating each point we get and ensuring we dismiss all the noise that is going on around us. 
It is just about getting as many points as we can from each game. Lets have it right, if I offered each and every fan the chance to be 4 points off the play-off places with 4 games to play …. I’m sure they would of all taken it. 
There are still four games to play and lots of water to run under the bridge, it’s not a time for me to start changing what has got us here.”
The two sides played out a close encounter at the SO Legal stadium back in October, with Billy Waters’ goal handing the Bluebirds all three points. Wild expects another tough test on Tuesday night as we face a Grimsby side who sit 13th in Sky Bet League Two.
“I think Grimsby have had an outstanding first season back in the Football League, I followed their cup run and was really pleased for the club and its supporters - as I’m sure any League Two club would say, they did our league proud. 
Paul is an outstanding manager and if I have half the career he’s had so far I will certainly be pleased.
It will be a tough physical game under the lights at a really tough place to go. We have to show those fighting qualities from the first game against them because if we don’t, they can certainly overpower us.”
Tuesdays game is another chance to put more points on the board towards a top half finish, something that the manager believes would be a huge achievement for the club. 
“A top half finish would be unbelievable for the club, what a season the lads have produced. We want to finish as high as we can and I promise supporters we will fight to put as many points on the board until 3pm on the 8th May.”

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