Gunn out to banish away day blues
Chris Lakey Bryan Gunn's managerial career takes another step forward tonight as he bids to improve one of the worst away records in the Championship - against one of the in-form teams at the bottom end of the table.
Bryan Gunn's managerial career takes another step forward tonight as he bids to improve one of the worst away records in the Championship - against one of the in-form teams at the bottom end of the table.
The Canaries “spin doctor” boss takes his team to Doncaster for a Friday night clash that could prove to be a major turning point in the fight against relegation.
Victory would keep the Gunn bandwagon rolling on and give real impetus to the push away from the drop zone - but defeat could see City drop slap bang into the middle of the bottom three.
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City have taken just one point from their last six away games and lost 10 of their 14 away trips this season - no one in the Championship has lost more.
Doncaster have won their last four league games and climbed from rock bottom to sit level on points with Gunn's men.
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But while the stats looked stacked against City, Gunn will tell his players to forget the figures and look on the bright side.
“I want them to be positive, that's the main thing, no negative thoughts about what their away form has been like earlier in the season,” he said.
“Doncaster are a very good footballing side, they like to pass the ball, they like to pass the ball from back to front. I think we're a good footballing side as well. The intention will be to try and play them at football. My message to the players will be positive - there's three points to play for. If we can't get those three points, let's get a point - let's get as much out of the game as we can.”
Gun's positive attitude has produced four points from six - and a week after he officially took over the hot seat, he says he's enjoying the challenge.
“Yes, definitely,” said Gunn, who also managed to make his first signing when brining David Carney in on loan from Sheffield United.
“I suppose this week might be more different than any others with the transfer deadline looming. There are so many things a manager of a football club has to do.
“It's like spinning one plate at one end and then you get to the other and you have got to go back to that one and you keep spinning them as much as you can and you hope that you don't drop any.
“I haven't dropped any yet so we'll keep spinning them as much as we can. I think that's the secret, trying to cover everything and do it to the best ability you can. It's enjoyable.”