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Lacey hoping for home comforts

Defender previews Shots clash

10 March 2020

Alex Lacey says our players are targeting a 100% record from their remaining home matches this season.

We’re back on our own patch tonight after a pair of long but fruitful journeys to the north-west and we’ll be looking for a third straight win against Aldershot.

And Lacey says we need to be aggressive against Danny Searle’s side, who he thinks will prove a dangerous adversary.

“We’re capable of beating anyone and want to be taking the game to our visitors,” said the centre half.

“We want to be winning every match at home and hopefully we’ll put a run together.

“Aldershot looked dangerous when we came up against them earlier in the season and were quite a physical side, so it will be a tough test.

“Teams towards the bottom are fighting for their lives and those in mid-table are pushing for the play-offs so you can’t read too much into the table and you have to take each game as it comes.

“We can’t expect an easy one.”

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The 26-year-old has experience of promotion from the Vanarama National League and thinks we’re well-equipped to achieve that feat.

“The depth of the squad is key,” explained Lacey, who was part of the Luton squad that returned the club to the EFL. “Everyone has to pull together and unite as the season finishes.

“Rotation will be important because it’s going to be a tough run and we’ll need everyone available, so it’s a necessity to try and keep legs as fresh as we can.

“Everybody wants to start games but we need squad depth because we have Saturday-Tuesday weeks for most of the season.

“Everyone has to be ready to come in and play and the squad has been brilliant during the last few weeks.”

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At Barrow on Saturday, Lacey returned from an absence due to a hip problem and was pleased to be back.

Now he wants to see our strong form continue.

“If we keep this going and take maximum points from our two home matches, that puts us in a good position going forwards,” said Lacey.

“We still have a chance of getting to Wembley and having a successful end to the season in two competitions, which creates a sense of determination.

“I was pleased to be back and couldn’t be happier with how it went because I came through 90 minutes.

“There have been some frustrating moments and there are aches and pains every now and again but it’s certainly nothing that’s going to stop me playing now.

“This is a brilliant club to play for and everyone’s getting behind us, which is making it a great place to be at the moment.”

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