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Ready For The Challenge

25 April 2013

Boss confident in his troops.

U's boss Joe Dunne is confident that his players are up for the challenge of Saturday's final day match at Carlisle United.

The team make the long journey north knowing that they have their destiny in their own hands and he has asked his team to push themselves to their limits this weekend at Brunton Park.

Speaking on Thursday before training, he said: "We've got senior players here who can help the young lads, and I've been through this situation myself. The challenge to the players is to think what you can achieve if you come through this. 

"As a young player, if you can take the challenge in front of you this Saturday and come out the other side of it, it can stand you in great stead for the future. 

"If the top players like those at Dortmund and Bayern Munich can run around and work hard to succeed, why can't you?

"If you're playing for your livelihood, what would you do? How high will you jump, how hard will you tackle, how fast will you run? How much are you willing to give to survive? What are you willing to sacrifice?

"I think the players have already answered that for me this week."

It has been an eventful first six or seven months in charge for Joe, but he is ready to face Saturday's game and get his side over the finishing line in the last game of the season this weekend.

"I'm ready for it and I thrive on it. It is a wonderful challenge and one I am looking forward to, and it's a buzz to know you can achieve something special with the right result on Saturday."

"As the manager of a club that I have been associated with for a long time is a massive responsibility on my shoulders, but I can handle it.

"We will be backed in good number, and the fans have been great all season," he added.

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