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NATHANIEL KNIGHT-PERCIVAL | We’ve Just Got To Keep Focussed

27 April 2021

The Shrimps centre-back highlights the importance of maintaining concentration at this stage of the campaign.

With the season’s climax quickly approaching, Nathaniel Knight-Percival says the team are solely focussed on themselves and mustn’t be distracted by other goings on.

The defender has played 35 games in all competitions so far this campaign, and with only two games to play, the former England-C player reiterates the team’s mentality.

“I think we’ve got a good group of players,” he added.

“We’ve just got to keep focussed and do what we do best on game days really and concentrate on the matches ahead rather than try and let our focus slip or look at other things that might be going on.

“It’s more about what we do and how we keep our concentration on games.”

The Enfield-born defender, who tasted promotion from Sky Bet League Two with Shrewsbury Town in 2015, recognises key qualities within the squad.

“There was a lot of the same characteristics, there’s that same sort of mental toughness in the team,” the 34-year-old said.

“I think it’s a lot to do with the mentality of the players, the coaching staff and just the people who are around and I think we’ve got that toughness that will hopefully win us our remaining games.”

Looking back on the season, Knight-Percival says a lot of the successes can be attributed to the hard-work put in during pre-season.

The Shrimps number four said: “I think it has set out a really good base for us.

“Even from the beginning, even in periods where we may not have been in as good form, we’ve always been a fit group and I think that has helped throughout the majority of the season.

“We’ve got a lot of fit players who are able to come into the team straight away, who don’t need loads of games to get themselves going because we have got that base fitness and that good pre-season behind us.”

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