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Michael Jolley hopes Grimsby Town can make it five wins from seven Sky Bet League Two games with victory over Crawley Town

7 March 2019

Grimsby Town manager Michael Jolley hopes the Mariners can return to winning ways in Sky Bet League Two against Crawley Town at Broadfield Stadium on Saturday (3pm).

Town fell to their first defeat in six games last weekend as they lost 2-0 to Cambridge United at Blundell Park.

But boss Jolley hopes his men can re-discover their form which saw them go five league games unbeaten before last Saturday.

Speaking on iFollow Mariners, he said: “We won four and drew one prior to the defeat to Cambridge so I don’t think it’s the trend that we’ve been playing poorly.

“I think the trend is that we’ve been playing well and getting good results, but of course you want to play well and get a good result in every match, and that’s our intention this weekend.

“Our job is to try and find that level of performance which is within them, so we try and find small things that maybe they just need to re-focus on to get them going again.

“Every player needs the right management and it’s our job to provide that.

“We’ve taken a deliberate approach this week not to accentuate the negatives from the game on Saturday.

“We want to carry on with the positives that we’ve been building over recent times, and we think we can get back on track – hopefully quickly – in this game against Crawley on Saturday.”

But Jolley said he expects Gabriele Cioffi’s side to pose a tough test, despite them sitting in 18th-place after just one win in their last nine league games.

He said: “I’m surprised that they’ve not won more games over the course of the season because I think they’ve got some effective players – they’ve got some good players.

“It was a tight game when we played them earlier in the season – it could have gone either way, but we nicked it with a late goal from Ahkeem Rose.

“But I think they’re a capable team and, like every game in this division, it’s going to be a tough task.”

Martyn Woolford trained on Thursday and Ludvig Öhman is available following his suspension, while club captain John Welsh remains out with a hamstring injury.


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