Grimsby Town joint boss Rob Scott urges players not to ease off
ROB Scott says Grimsby Town must overcome two obstacles tomorrow – Kidderminster Harriers and complacency.
The Mariners head into the Blue Square Bet Premier encounter in fine form, having won three of their last four matches.
Another three points at Aggborough may well push them into the all-important play-off places.
However, it's from one extreme to the other for Town, who aim to consolidate last weekend's win over table-topping Forest Green Rovers with victory against the bottom club.
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And the Mariners' joint bosses are wary of the challenge that presents.
Scott said: "Paul (Hurst) and I have discussed it and the Kidderminster we know are better than the league suggests they are at the moment.
"But results don't lie and they've obviously had a tricky start to their season.
"That doesn't make it any easier on us – what we've got to do is guard against any complacency.
"I see the Barrow match as a good marker. We went there and didn't perform on the back of a couple of good results, maybe because of their league position and a few other circumstances. That was a warning.
"We can't afford to go to Kidderminster with a mind-set of 'they're bottom of the league and it's going to be a walkover' because it won't be."
Dispelling a few myths about the Mariners' apparent inability to perform against the lesser teams is also high on the agenda for Scott and co-boss Paul Hurst.
"People keep saying we're winning against the top teams and not picking up results with the teams at the bottom," he continued.
"I disagree with that because we're not losing to teams down the bottom, whereas last year that wasn't always the case. Away from home they're sometimes very valuable points, although we're going to Kidderminster looking for a win. We're better equipped to combat the teams down the bottom of the league now".
"Where we were earlier in the season psychologically wasn't a great place but we've got past that now – we've won three of our last four games and have one defeat in eight."