Despite the poor result against Coventry, Lynden Gooch reckons that automatic promotion is still with our grasp. “We’ve come on in leaps and bounds since the turn of the year, and there’s still a lot of points to play for,” said Gooch. “It’s so tight, and I think it’ll go down to the final weekend. You see how tight the table is, and you saw this weekend that anyone can beat anyone in this league. Not much has really changed because of the weekend, to be honest. We’re still in the hunt and we’re not far away at all, so we’ll just keep plugging away. We’ve just got to keep going and take it game by game, put (the Coventry defeat) behind us and look forward to Saturday. I try not to look at the table too much, but I know how tight it is and next weekend we could be closer to the top two again It’s just the way this league is - it changes every week and we just have to keep going.”

Gooch admitted that conceding early in consecutive games has cost us dearly. “The poor start has cost us, so it’s definitely something we need to look at,” admitted Gooch. “We’ll be back in over the next couple of days and analysing what we haven’t done well in the past two games where we’ve not started well. We need to do better in that respect and give ourselves a better platform in games. The first goal is always massive in games. We’ve done really well since the turn of the year, starting games well and giving ourselves a good platform to go on and win games. We just need to look at what we’ve done differently in the past two games and correct that. We haven’t won in two now, so it’s important we return to winning ways this weekend. I don’t really have a target in mind for myself now, I just want to keep trying to help the team get results.”