John Coleman says his players can’t wait to show their best – and he is hoping this starts tomorrow.
The Reds travel to Notts County on the hunt for their second League Two win of the campaign.
Coleman says his squad have only shown their style in parts this season and he wants it all to click at the Magpies tomorrow as they look to move up the table.
“The lads are chomping at the bit to produce the performance that I know, and they know, is in them and hopefully it will come tomorrow,” said Coleman.
“Notts County are a big club and they have got a great manager in John Sheridan who is a good man and I respect him as a manager.
“He knows what it takes to get out of this league and it will be a big test for us and they will give us a tough game but we will give them one as well.”
The injury worries are easing at the Wham Stadium with Terry Gornell, Jordan Clark and Scott Brown now in contention for a starting place.
“Terry was back against Carlisle and is still not 100 per cent but he is vital to the way we play,” said Coleman.
“There is a good chance Scotty will be back so our squad is starting to look strong again and it will be a difficult decision who to put on the bench.
“Scotty embodies what we are trying to do here, he has smashing enthusiasm, he is a good lad and a great footballer.”
Coleman is aware that his side need to start moving up the table sooner rather than later.
“We do not want to lose touch as we want to be in and around the play-offs. We don’t want to find ourselves with a mountain to climb by Christmas.
“We are always mindful of results. Form tells me we are not far off and we are not playing bad football. We just need to improve in small areas and get better and I am confident we will start picking up points.”
Shay McCartan has returned from international duty but is struggling with a knock.