“They've had a very, very good season so far. They have a good squad of players, they're a very stable football club with a manager with an awful lot of ambition and ability.
“We know what they're about, we know they are talented individuals but they are a very effective team as well and the very fact they are where they are in the league at the moment speaks volumes.
“It's a tough game, but the emphasis for us at the moment is our own situation, our own circumstances and that's what it's about, concentrating on how we can best prepare ourselves to try and win this game.”
“We still anticipate and prepare for a tough game. The game might have changed in the stands, but it won’t on the pitch.
“They’ve got good players, and they, like ourselves, are fighting for every result. It will be a tough game, and that’s what we’re preparing for.
“I don’t think any team will be at their top level in their first game, purely because of fitness and the length of time we’ve had to prepare.