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Pre-Match Ritchie Sutton (FC Halifax)

20 April 2018

Defender looks ahead to trip to Yorkshire this weekend

Ritchie Sutton says the players are focused on the job in hand as they take on FC Halifax Town on Saturday afternoon at the Shay Stadium (3:00pm kick-off).

Promotion rivals Macclesfield Town are playing in the division's early kick-off away against Eastleigh, but Sutton says that Rovers' approach will be exactly the same no matter what happens elsewhere.

He said: "In the last few games, we have had a good run while Macclesfield have dropped a couple of points which has kept us in the chase, so we're hungry to make sure it goes down to the last game.

"Whatever happens in the earlier game, it won't affect our approach. We want to go into every game looking to get three points and Saturday is no different.

"We're all buzzing that we've still got the chance of the title with three games to go. If it doesn't happen, we have experience from the play-offs last season and we've got good form behind us so we're all happy."

The experienced defender has been a mainstay in the Rovers side this season, impressing with his displays alongside captain Stephen McNulty.

Not only has he helped the defence keep teams out, but he has also chipped in with his share of goals, five so far this term, making him the Club's fourth leading goalscorer behind Andy Cook, James Norwood and Connor Jennings.

He explains that knows his role in the team and is concentrating on making sure he carries that out to the best of his ability.

"I'm happy to do my bit, scoring goals for defenders is always a bonus.

"The main aim for us is to keep clean sheets which we've done in the last two games and get the important three points, I'm just there to do my job."

After Tuesday long away trip to Dover, Sutton concluded by thanking the supporters who made the trek to the Crabble Athletic Ground to cheer the team on.

"It's a surprise when you go all the way down to Dover on a Tuesday night and see so many fans there and hear them out-sing the home crowd, it's different class, so our message to them is to stick with us and keep us going."



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