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Michael Jolley says Grimsby Town must work “even harder” as they look to make it five Sky Bet League Two games unbeaten in a row

25 October 2018

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Grimsby Town manager Michael Jolley says his side must work “even harder” to make it five straight Sky Bet League Two games unbeaten as they face Crewe Alexandra at Gresty Road on Saturday (3pm).

Town have kept four clean sheets in a row in the league, with the latest coming in the 1-0 win over Colchester United at Blundell Park on Tuesday as Wes Thomas scored the only goal of the game.

And Jolley believes his side need to work even harder to continue improving.

Speaking on iFollow Mariners, he said: “We’ve been fairly calm all the way through the season in that we know what we want to do, and we haven’t changed too much.

“But clearly when you get good results that gives everyone a buzz in terms of their energy and their mood, and we’ve got to try get more of that as much as we can.

“We’ve got three away games coming up and we’re going to have to be working even harder to try and continue that run.

“We’ve been organised in terms of how we want to work without the ball – when the other team’s got the ball, we’ve been organised, and we’ve known what our jobs are and we’ve done them well.

“And I think we’ve created chances in all the games – we’d still like to take more of the chances that we do create, but I think we’ve posed a threat when we’ve had the ball, and some of our attacking play has been good.”

And Jolley said David Artell’s side will present an attacking threat to the Mariners this weekend.

“I’m expecting a really tough game. I think they’re a good football side – they’re a possession-based team.

“They’ve got talented attacking players, good midfield players who like to come and get the ball and get turned.

“And they’ve got a threat through the middle of the pitch as well, with the strike-force that they’ve got.

“They come into this game in really good form so we know we’re going to have to play really well to get anything from it.

“They played Yeovil on Tuesday night – they should have probably won that game, and the previous game they won at Stevenage.”

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