Booth: “We know what to expect” – Lewes Community Football Club

Booth: “We know what to expect”

Booth: “We know what to expect”

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Written by: Jack

After a week with no game, Scott Booth spoke to us ahead of another crunch game against Sunderland, Sunday.

“We’re still disappointed with the result against Charlton, we have worked a lot on our game over the last several sessions we’ve had.

“We’ve trained well, given us a chance to spend time with the players, there’s a couple of injuries, and of course Jacqui is away with New Zealand, but we’re looking forward to the game.

“It’s always a tough one when you’re doing the long trip up north, but every game is vitally important, we’ve talked about treating every game as a cup final and we’re ready for it.

“The fans have watched all the games this season, and it’s been the story all along that there’s nothing in so many of them.

“Even top against bottom, it’s going to be really, really competitive. The good thing about that is that there’s no surprises, we don’t go into any game thinking that it’s easier than the last.

“It’s not how it works in this league, it’s just a case of we go in with the best mentality that we can, the best game-plan and try and utilise that the best we can.

“We know it’s going to be a fine line for either side, I think we are due some results, but you don’t get them unless you put absolutely everything into it.”

It’s an unbeaten start to 2024, but Scott is still left frustrated by three draws that could have seen one or two wins.

“The draws have been tough because we’ve led in those games, so it’s hit us harder than usual but made us more aware that can’t allow ourselves to get in our own heads.

“We’re scoring more goals, we are able to lead games, we just have to find a way, between players and staff, to get those results over the line.”

Sunderland sit second in the Championship and Scott has emphasised the need for extra quality.

“Sunderland is a tough game because they’re a team that have done well this season, they’re going to play on the front foot, they’ll press us all over the pitch.

“They have been really economical with the chances they create, they tend to take them. They’ve got a really good ethos at the club in terms of their workrate, they’ll for sure not be passive in any way.

“They’ll be aggressive, so we know what to expect and we know that a large part of the game is going to be a battle.

“We need to display that extra bit of quality in the final third and hopefully this time make sure we come out with three points.”