Neil Harris must be rubbing his hands coming to us tomorrow night. I’m sure he can already smell the fear.
In the meantime somehow Jackson, his coaching team and the players have to face up to our demons and react like a wounded and cornered bear. The problem being is for weeks if not months we have showed no fighting qualities whatsoever. For those that talk of ability in the team, we’ve seen zero of that as similarly.
Confidence is shot, and we are ill disciplined. The football we played under the caretaker Jackson relied on confidence, fitness, organization and supporting your team mates.
This has been a truly horrible season and even a summer clean sweep of the place has to be trusted upon people that have previously not delivered. Before then the players simply have to roll their sleeves up and show they have pride and care.
For Jackson’s part the players are not the only individuals that are playing for their careers. Perhaps unjust but this group of players will dirty other doorsteps, Jackson may not be as lucky.
Tomorrow night is a massive game, probably the biggest since we came down from The Championship. There is no way Jackson can pick some of the players who were an embarrassment at Accrington.
It may not need a tactical masterclass tomorrow, but it will need some self-esteem and Jackson has that, and he and the Valley crowd need to draw that out of the players. Togetherness will be vital.