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'Top two a big ask'

10 July 2014

Boss sets realistic targets

Nigel Adkins admits that automatic promotion this season would currently be a huge ask for his young squad.

The boss has 20 senior players at his disposal at the moment, and his training squad currently averages 22 years of age.

Nigel is driven and focused on achieving success, but with a track record of integrating young players he knows the need for patience in their progress.

He told local press this week, "We've got to be realistic. At this moment in time it will be a big ask for us to get automatic promotion. Let's not shy away from it, it would be a big challenge.

"We are trying to build for the future as well.

"All being well the ownership will get resolved, that will bring stability, and we've got a great Academy here with players coming through.

"I was at Wembley for the u14s final in the summer, there's lots to build on. Everyone wants success straight away but firstly we make sure the stability is right."

Reaffirming his desire for success he said, "I'm the most positive, ambitious person there is.

"But we're also being realistic and I will take the pressure away from the young players because that's the right thing long term."

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