Patience is the key - Gorman

PATIENCE is the key for the Blues tonight against play-off chasing Burnley, according John Gorman.

Derek Davis

By Derek Davis

PATIENCE is the key for the Blues tonight against play-off chasing Burnley, according John Gorman.

While Town have been in good form away from home, with 17 points from their past 10 games on their travels going back to the beginning of December, the home results have stuttered with just 13 points gleaned at Portman Road over the same ten game period.

But assistant manager Gorman, speaking at the pre-match press conference in the absence of Jim Magilton, asked for patience from everyone.

He said: “The problem at home is not the fans' fault or the Press or anybody. It is because everyone's expectation is so much higher, including the coaches, because you want to get an early goal but it doesn't always happen.

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“You need to be patient at home. If you are lucky enough to get it, then great but even so, look at Manchester United on Saturday, it doesn't always mean everything.

“What I would ask is for everyone to be patient because this is going to be a hard game. Burnley are flying so expect a hard game.

If we play our socks off, then hope the result come from there.

“The best ingredient we can have is patience because even if we are going pass, pass and pass and it doesn't look as if we are going anywhere what t is doing is building confidence.

“Against Southampton we were trying to do everything too quickly so we have to be patient.”

Four points at Wolves and Reading has boosted confidnxce and Gorman is looking for more of the same although knows Town will have to be on the front foot fropm the off.

He said: “After two good away performances we really want in a good home performance.

“I said before the Nottingham forest game how important it is that the fans get behind us.

“It is important they are positive, the team is positive and have a great night.

“It will be hard night because Burnley are a really good team. They have scored nine goals in two games so we will have utmost respect for them.

“They have an excellent manger in Owen Coyle who is a friend of mine.

“It is a good game for the fans too because like when we went to Wolves and Reading we were slight underdogs and everyone was behind us whereas against Southampton we were expected to win and sometimes that can give the wrong outlook on the game.

“There is no way Burnley will come here looking for a draw they are an attacking team with a manager who has a positive attitude.

“We have to be positive at home too. You can't sit back and keep it tight looking to break you need to go out to win the game.”