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Gallagher's praise for Blues efforts

PUBLISHED: 10:03 16 March 2010 | UPDATED: 16:45 06 July 2010

LOWESTOFT Town joint boss Ady Gallagher has praised his team's 'monumental' efforts this season as the Blues embark on a run of five consecutive away games.

LOWESTOFT Town joint boss Ady Gallagher has praised his team's 'monumental' efforts this season as the Blues embark on a run of five consecutive away games.

Tonight they head south to take on Maldon Town hoping to extend their seven-point lead at the top of Ryman League Division One North.

It will be their seventh game in 15 days, and the first on a run of five on the bounce away from home.

Gallagher says the tough fixture schedule has proved the great efforts his players have put in so far this campaign following their promotion from the Ridgeons League Premier Division.

And he says claims that the Blues have enjoyed an easy ride are well off the mark.

“We're looking forward to going to Maldon and hopefully just keeping our heads down for the next few games because after that long run of fixtures we've got five straight away games,” he said.

“What's frustrating for us is that people have said to us all season that the league is easy, but it's a really, really tough league and it's really testing.

“I think these last fixtures, seven in 15 days and then five away games in a row, just indicate how tough these games are and this league is.

“I don't think people should undervalue the effort the boys have put in this year. I think they've put in a monumental effort and they've done the club proud so far and hopefully they can continue to do that.”

Gallagher is backing his squad's quality to help them claim the league championship and a second successive promotion as long as they can match the work-rates of other teams.

“We believe that with the quality we've got, if we match teams' enthusiasm and work-rate and work teams really hard then our quality will come through,” he said.

“That's shown to be the case in the last two games.

“One of the nice compliments we received after the Tilbury game was one of their players came off the pitch and said 'you're such a hard-working side, those boys are a credit to the club'.

“It's nice to get type of acknowledgment from the opposition, because if you've got a former Scottish international (Gary Holt) in your side and he's working his socks off for his team alongside other excellent players then you know you've got an honest bunch of lads who are doing their best for the team.”

Tonight the Blues will be without winger Jamie Godbold and full-back Matty Potter due to work commitments, but otherwise have a full squad to choose from.

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