Jimmy Dack speaks to the press ahead of his sides crucial game against Hartlepool United.A relaxed County manager, Jimmy Dack spoke to the press ahead of his sides home game against Hartlepool United on Good Friday.
County's recent return to form has seen them consolidate a sixth place position in the Sky Bet League 2 table, but Dack feels that there will plenty more twists and turns before the season's out. "The play offs are going to change week to week" Dack said "we know what this league is like, anybody can beat anybody on their day but you can only win your next game, and that's what we're trying to do concentrate on our own things, there's going to be lots of twists and turns right up to the end of the season."
Dack feels that County's play-off bid may well go down to the final game of the season "it could well go to the last game, it's a case of holding our nerve. We've had a wobble, we couldn't get consistency going, but at the moment we've gone four games unbeaten and at this time of the season it's all about putting runs together."
When asked about what has changed in recent weeks Dack said "we've got used to being in the play offs, we realise now that we can't take our foot off the gas, we've got to be at it every game, there's no easy games in this league. The message I send out to the players is be calculated in what you do, be calm in what you do and we'll get the results.
"There's no point going into it and being like a bull in a china shop because you start to make wrong decisions. So the message from the management team to the players is play with your head, play with calmness and be calculated in what you do."
Dack was then asked about the visit of Hartlepool: "Everyone wrote Hartlepool off, but Ronnie Moore has come in and turned them around, he's got them working hard and believing in what they do."
"The last thing clubs want to be doing is going out of the Football League, as we know the Conference is a hard, hard place to be. The last thing you want to do as a Football League club is to let it go without a fight. The players don't want it on their CV."
"We've had them watched, we've seen them a few times, they're confident, their on a crest of a wave, but so are we, it's going to be a tight game, and it's going to be all about taking our chances."
You can watch the full video interview with Jimmy Dack on Exiles Player later this afternoon.