Sideways Sammy's City At Newport Match Preview

Last updated : 30 March 2018 By SS

Having looked in danger of dropping out of contention for the play-offs just over a month ago, we’ve put ourselves in a position where automatic promotion could be within our grasp. With many of the promotion and play-off chasing sides playing each other over the Easter period, six points against two teams with nominally nothing to play for could put automatic promotion into our own hands – or at least, very close to.

While you usually want to dwell a little while on a 4-0 win and a hat-trick from one of your strikers, we can’t afford to lose any of the focus we’ve shown in recent weeks. Past slip-ups mean that our hold on even a play-off place is still tentative. The fact that the Grimsby win was our third in a row – and sixth game in a row unbeaten – has barely been commented on, which is a positive sign that there is a focus on finishing the job off, rather than basking in a strong run of form.