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CHAIRMAN'S REPORT

6 March 2014

Nick on recent form

This weekend we hold our dedicated day of action for the Football League’s official charity Prostate Cancer UK. We are delighted to be a part of Men United v Prostate Cancer and hope that we can help to make a difference to men’s health.

Prostate Cancer is a disease that affects 1 in 8 men sometime in their life and kills over 10,000 men a year, so it is important that we do what we can to raise vital funds and awareness to try and help stamp out this killer. So if you see a bucket collector this weekend, please give whatever you can.

We have been on a fantastic run of form recently, and I hope we can keep that going against Plymouth om Saturday. The Pilgrims have themselves also been in great form, so it promises to be an exciting encounter here at the Memorial Stadium.

We have shown in recent weeks that we are capable of performing well against teams near the top of the division, taking all three points from high flying Burton at home, before picking up good solid draws against promotion chasing Scunthorpe and in form Northampton.

We have played some really attractive, attacking football over the last few weeks, and the commitment from the players has been excellent to see. This is a really tight division, and a few more wins could see us finally up at the right end of the table.

We were all devastated when Alan Gow was stretchered off the pitch during the Scunthorpe game, and it took the shine off what was a fantastic point on the road for us.

We were hugely relieved to find out that there was no break to the ankle, but Alan will still miss around six weeks of football, which is a massive blow to us.

He has been a major influence on the team since he joined us, and we hope that he will be back out on the pitch before too long continuing the great run of form that he has started.

Thankfully we have players like Steven Gillespie to step into the gap, as our squad is much stronger now than it was at the turn of the year.

We have another home game against Dagenham and Redbridge on Tuesday night, so I would encourage you all to continue your fantastic support. We are running another Quid a Kid ticket offer for that game, so why not bring the whole family? 


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