Steve Walsh Blog – 30th March 2013

I’ve made the mistake of writing my blog this week immediately after the game against Millwall and to say I am disappointed is a massive understatement. If I had a cat at home I would have chased it all round the garden trying to give my left foot some frustrated exercise!

Even though we played well, and at times Millwall looked ready for the taking, it was a massive setback to lose Wes Morgan so soon in the game. The only two positives after that were playing with plenty of effort with 10 men for 87 minutes and still making chances to score. However, in the cold light of day when I look at the league table it is still a big disappointment. We are looking like a team determined to avoid the pressures of play-off games and Nigel Pearson will be having nightmares about where the next win is coming from.

Readers of my blog over the last few weeks will know that it is still all in our hands. The fixture list throws up a run in that means we have to turn round our season very, very quickly and there will be no excuses to offer if it doesn’t happen. After such a positive first half and beyond of this season, being in a position of not making the play-offs at least is simply unthinkable. The players have the biggest part to play, and whichever 11 step out onto the pitch they have to earn the right (and their wages!) to be hero worshipped by the best set of fans in this league. I can tell them from long experience that you don’t get many chances to play at Wembley in your career and letting that opportunity slip is simply not an option. Every bit of blood, sweat and tears are a must in these last few games and if they do that, they will have earned the right to wear the shirt with pride. No player should be left thinking “if only” I had done a bit more, tackled a bit harder or left a bit of effort in the dressing room and not on the pitch in the next game up at Barnsley. This will not be an easy game, but it’s not meant to be in this league and there is no doubt that our 11 players will be better man for man than our opponents so we need to make sure we really want a result!

Now I’ve got that off my chest a quick thanks to all involved with our Future Foxes academy week and after clearing all the snow, a great week followed. The feedback was fantastic and if anyone wants to come to our Easter camp at Lutterworth, please get in touch.

Finally, the Calzaghe night is also nearly here, so don’t miss an opportunity to come and listen to Britain’s only undefeated world champion! A few tickets are left, so don’t regret missing another fantastic KKong Events night.

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