9:00am Friday 27th April 2012
By Alan Feldberg
IF it’s 1-1 with ten minutes left tomorrow, there will be no thoughts of settling for a point.
For Wanderers, the final home game of the season against Notts County is all or nothing.
Manager Gary Waddock said: “We’re going to try and win it. We know how difficult that will be because they’re a very good side, but this is a must-win game for us.
“They have to win for their own promotion push, but we have to win for a different reason.
“It could be one hell of a game. I’m looking forward to it and don’t mind if it’s 4-3 at the end, as long as we get the four.”
And Waddock has urged the fans to get behind their team and keep the faith even if the match appears to be slipping away.
He said: “We kept going right to the end up there and got a well-deserved result.
“On the day we could have possibly done better, but we played some good football and caused them problems.
“With the change of manager they’ll play a different style now, but even if they score first, we know we can keep going.
“We’ve scored a lot of late goals recently and there is no reason to drop heads.”
Wanderers have shown creditable resilience in the bigger picture too.
They looked dead and buried in February, but five loan signings arrived to breathe new life into the team and the players around them have responded, registered some fine results and just about kept the flame flickering.
Waddock said: “A few months ago people had written us off.
“They felt we were down, but the players have got us back into a position where these next two games could see us staying up, so massive credit to them.”
But if it doesn’t work out for Wanderers, the manager believes they’ll only have themselves to blame after leaving too many points on the pitch too often this season.
He said: “There are a number of games over the course of a season that you look back on thinking if only.
“But we didn’t get the points and we are where we are now.
“We’ve got two games left to deal with it though, and I want the players to go out and enjoy their football.
“You can’t do that if you’re uptight and tense, it’s impossible.
“So we’ve got to enjoy the occasion, but make sure we take part in it.”
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