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Pre Match Thoughts: Pete Wild

14 April 2023


Pre Match Thoughts: Pete Wild

14 April 2023

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Bluebirds boss Pete Wild expects a tough test for his side this weekend, as they travel to the County Ground to face Swindon Town looking to keep pace with the teams at the top of Sky Bet League Two.

Wilds’ men head south on the back of a scintillating Easter Monday performance which saw them dispatch Crawley Town 4-0 at the SO Legal Stadium, a result the manager was extremely pleased with.

“I was really pleased with the win on Monday, there are no easy games in this league, and we showed good character and resilience to start well and score goals at good times.

They were fighting for their lives, and we stood up to the challenge and did what we had to do to come away with a win in the manner we did.”

With a place in the play-offs still possible, Wild spoke of a positive week at the training ground but insists both he and his squad are only looking ahead to their next test.

“There has been a great mood in the camp this week and so there should be. The lads are enjoying the run in and playing with freedom which is all I can ask for.

The group want to enjoy each game, take each test as it comes, and we will see how far that takes us.”

The Bluebirds head to the County Ground to face a Swindon side who have struggled of late, but the manager makes clear that there will be no underestimating Jody Morris’ men.

“Although Swindon are not on a great run they pose a real tough threat, especially at home.

I thought the appointment of Jody was a very astute one and I feel he will get them playing an exciting brand of football.

It was a close game at our place, and I thought first half they were one of the best footballing sides we have faced at home. We aren’t looking at the form table we are just looking at the numerous threats they can pose to us.”

Just short of a year since our last visit to Wiltshire, the league table makes vastly different reading compared to that day, when the Bluebirds sat fourth bottom with three games to play. The Bluebirds boss says that is a sign of the progress made already this season.

“If you had told me that we would be above Swindon at this point of the season I would have said we must be doing well to be above them.

No team stays down for long and we as a group have been in their position this season, so we don’t want their luck to change against us - we will be doing all we can to ensure that isn’t the case.”

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