Date: 4th February 2015 at 8:52pm
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Defender Darren O’Dea has said that the team were delighted with their response in our one nil victory over Brighton and Hove Albion because we had to draw the line under to debacle against Watford.

Having conceded seven times in that game, getting the three points and keep a clean sheet was a huge boost of confidence for the players, and O’Dea explained to the Official Site that it was a much needed result so we could kick on again.

‘It’s the challenge of football. We went from being on the floor at Watford, to picking up three crucial points. Watford was well talked about and we certainly didn’t brush over it, so to get the clean sheet is fantastic and the position we’re in we need to win games as well.’

O’Dea goes on to say that at this level it’s important to ‘keep a level head’ and whilst you should always look to learn all you can from each individual game, you can’t allow yourself to get too carried away with a win, nor too depressed and down following a defeat.

‘We need to match that next week with a positive performance and result.’

He ended his interview by saying that in some ways the Watford result did bring the team together a bit more.

‘As defenders you probably hurt a bit more, it’s our job to stop goals, so to keep a clean sheet gave us pride. In a weird way it’s brought us together a little bit, we need each other. Teams can sink or swim, but this team has a bunch of lads with big characters and we showed that.’

If we can string some wins together now and take the pressure off more, maybe such a heavy defeat may prove to be the turning point, develop the siege mentality and kick on from there?