Date: 21st February 2014 at 11:19am
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Alan Sheehan and Jimmy Spencer have talked about the current mood of the camp as we go into tomorrow’s game against Shrewsbury Town.

Speaking to the Official Site first, defender Sheehan said he was pleased with how he’d adjusted to life at centre back following the absence of skipper Dean Leacock, and the 27 year old is set to continue that new role when we face Shrewsbury this weekend.

The Irishman said he was loving the roll even though it was a new one on him, and he’d be happy to continue playing there for the rest of the season if the gaffer wanted him to, and he’s enjoying proving people wrong when it comes to his height.

‘I do really like it in the centre and just because you’re 5ft 11ins it doesn’t mean that you’re not good in the air and can’t win headers. I’d rather be 5ft 11ins and attack the ball rather than being 6ft 5ins and duck. I’m happy to be in there and I’m relishing it at the moment.’

Sheehan does say that whilst it may have taken people by surprise when he was selected for the middle position, he wasn’t overly phased because it was a position he played in earlier in his career so it wasn’t entirely new, although it did take some adjusting to again.

Striker Spencer focused more on the disappointing performance against Wolverhampton Wanderers and how the team were determined to put that right and pick up the result when we face Town.

‘We’re going to do everything we can to win and I’m confident that we can get the win. We’re doing what’s needed to win games, against Coventry for example, though Wolves was a bit of a mishap if you like. You’ve got to hold your hands up sometimes. We weren’t at our best – I wasn’t and neither was the tea.’

The focus for Spencer and the dressing room is to get back to the standards we have set ourselves, because if we do that then we have a great chance of taking all three points, and mentally he knows we have to approach each game like it’s a Cup Final now and make the most of them.