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💬 Hiram Boateng: "We know we are going to have to bring our A game and make sure we perform."

Exeter City's midfielder looks ahead to Good Friday's match with Crawley Town

18 April 2019

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Hiram Boateng says Exeter City must start on the front foot when they face Crawley Town at St James Park on Good Friday as he feels that is when they are at their best.

The midfielder has started four out of the last five games for the Grecians, following a lengthy spell out through injury, and helped City to three points last Saturday with a wonder goal against Port Vale. 

A 2-0 victory that day took the Grecians four points clear of the chasing pack as they look to cement a place in the play-off places. However, that result needs to be backed up with a good Easter weekend starting with a positive performance and result against Crawley. 

“It is going to be a busy weekend as we have got two tough games coming up,” said Hiram, whose side travel to Stevenage on Monday.  

“We know we are going to have to bring our A game and make sure we perform well and we are ready. 

“The last game we played against Crawley was the game I got injured in the warm-up, so I watched that game and I know they have got played that can hurt you.  

“They have got some good attackers and they play some good football, so we are going to have to attack this game and be positive and on the front foot because that is when we tend to be at our best. If we do that then we should be alright.”

City currently sit seventh in the table, with four games of the campaign remaining, so another victory could go a long way to securing one of those play-off places. 

“It is tight from what I have seen up there in the top seven and even the ones behind us that are chasing us down,” added Hiram. “So we are just going to have to keep focus and make sure we give it our all in these final few games.”

The midfielder added that the fans have a huge part to play as well and hopes they will turn out in their numbers for the 1pm kick-off at St James Park tomorrow. 

“It makes a massive difference, the support that we get,” said Hiram.  “And as long as we are putting are all in then I’d like to think that gets matched. The fans were brilliant on the weekend and if we can carry on putting in the performances then hopefully that can carry on as well.”



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