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More Of The Same

26 September 2014

Boss wants players to keep up good form.

The match against Bradford a week ago saw the Bantams prepared to sit in to defend against the U's attacking prowess and Tony believes that's a compliment to the progress the side have made under his control.

In his four games in charge so far, Tony's team has picked up five points with three clean sheets along the way - and the performances in those four games have raised hopes of a climb up the League One table in the coming weeks.

U's boss Tony Humes wants his side to show more of the same on Saturday, as they head to Crewe Alexandra.

He said: "Teams have adapted their approach, and it's great in some ways that teams feel they have to try and stop us playing.

"It's a compliment to us, but we now have to be clever enough to try and break them down."

Tony's team have played with an attacking freedom in the matches to date and have created a host of chances in their quest to pull clear of the bottom four.

But the three clean sheets have also shown a strong spirit not to be easily opened up at the other end of the pitch.

"But the biggest thing we have instilled is making ourselves harder to beat. We go into every game with that in mind and understand if we build from that, it gives us an opportunity in games.

He explained: "We have been keen to give the players confidence and belief to to go out and play.

"We have worked on our organisation off the ball, and giving players distinct responsibilities, and we have stressed to them the importance of working as a unit and a team rather than as individuals.

"They've bought into it and three clean sheets in four.

"For me, the biggest thing is not going out and get beaten too early. Once you're behind in a game, it's hard to get back into it.

"The players have been really good at it so far and we are pleased how they've approached the games."

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