From the March edition of The Albion magazine
In case any of us needed reminding, February proved that being involved with football brings its ups and downs.
To start we had the highs of collecting seven points in a week and climbing from seventh to third in the table. To finish we had the lows of one point in a week which means we begin March in sixth position.
In situations like this there are just two important things to keep in mind. Firstly, we should never get too excited or despondent when the highs and lows occur during a season. Secondly, we must place all our focus on the future as, to state the obvious, we cannot influence what has taken place in the past.
The second point is particularly pertinent to our team at this point in time. For reasons within and outwith our control we have not gained as many points as we would have liked by this stage of the season.
Nonetheless we are, with 30 points available to play for, still in a strong position to achieve the target that has been set. We have shown at different times this season all the characteristics of a good team.
We have had periods where we have defended very well as a team. We have demonstrated in the majority of games since the second quarter an ability to create chances and score goals.
We have also shown in a number of games that we have the mentality to overcome difficult situations. What we must look to do in each of our 10 remaining fixtures is display as much of those qualities together at the same time. If we can produce that then we will stand a very good chance of achieving our aims.
To close, I would like to acknowledge all the efforts the supporters have undertaken in getting behind the team. As I said at the beginning, football will bring its ups and downs. We will continue to work as hard as possible to bring you more of the highs and your support will certainly help us achieve that.
‘Mon the Binos!