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PAUL | WE WILL NOT STOP WORKING

17 September 2021

“The reality is we need to get our best team on the pitch as quickly as we can and give those lads the continuity of playing together"

Paul Cook said he will leave no stone unturned in his pursuit of delivering success to Town.

The Blues have had a tough start to the season with no wins in the opening six League games, and face another difficult test away to Lincoln City this weekend.

“We didn’t expect to go through this much pain, let’s have it right," Paul said.

"We thought we’d be one of the forces in the league, right away, by the calibre of player that we’ve signed.

“Unfortunately, at times we’ve looked like individuals rather than a team. Good teams are not made up by good individual players. They have a collective bond. That collective bond is something we’re lacking at the minute, but it’s something that will be instilled in the team shortly. We will not stop working.

“The reality is we need to get our best team on the pitch as quickly as we can and give those lads the continuity of playing together week-in, week-out."

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On the subject of identifying his strongest team, Paul explained the hurdle of having some players currently sidelined through injury.

"James [Norwood] had a hamstring issue, as did Conor Chaplin," the Blues boss added.

"We've got other players to welcome back as well - Kyle [Edwards], Toto [Nsiala], Sam [Morsy] and Jon Nolan for example.

"It's the reality of the situation, and we're working hard to get everyone back.

"We're also working very, very hard to get better. Repetition is key and we will continue to work on the training pitch. We will leave no stone unturned.

"I believe in loyalty and I believe in these players."

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