Alex Morris says he has been delighted with the response of his players and ‘that they are buying into everything we ask of them’ as he hopes to land the job on a full time basis to continue the rebuild following relegation.
Morris and his staff have generated four points from their three games in temporary charge against AFC Wimbledon, Sheffield Wednesday and Ipswich Town and have certainly competed in those three matches despite being relegated following a 2-0 loss at Doncaster Rovers under the previous manager.
The club’s Interim manager told the club’s official website: “I don’t want the season to end and neither do the staff here. We are now running out of games, with only the Lincoln game to work towards but I think we have made progress. The players are beginning to rediscover that belief and when you couple that with collective messages then good things can happen.
“We have a lot to work on but there have been a lot of positives to take as well.
“The players were dead on their feet in the dressing room on Saturday and they were dead on their feet against Wimbledon and Sheffield Wednesday and that is how it has to be. That is the minimum and they cannot leave anything out on the pitch. They have to compete for this club and that is all the supporters will ask.
“We have work to do but if we are in a position to influence that then we will get more quality in and work on those patterns of play higher up the pitch. We need to be braver on the ball in the final third but that will come out on the training ground and then into the match situations.”