Musselwhite: We'll Get There

Last updated : 16 January 2002 By Andy Beill
Paul Musselwhite
Paul Musselwhite - hoping for upturn in fortunes at the other end of the pitch
Musselwhite returned to the side for the 3-0 defeat at Kidderminster on 29th December, and since then has been on the wrong end of three 1-0 defeats, though has been hard to fault.

The 33-year-old says that the City players are feeling just the same as supporters after seven games without a win and dropping down to 6th place.

The City number 1 told the HDM: "The lads can understand why the supporters are upset. We're just as upset as well but I can promise you we're going to work really hard to get out of this.
"We feel we deserved something last night. We gave away a bad goal but we had enough possession to have won. We must have had 60 or 70 per cent of the game - more in the second half - but we just can't seem to score."

With a lot of matches coming up due to postponements earlier in the year, City are hoping that a win will get the ball rolling for a good run and stack up some points.
Mussie said: "We've got another home game on Saturday against Exeter and we've just got to believe in ourselves and hope that something goes our way.
"We're trying everything we can and we just need that bit of luck - a deflection to go our way in the box and leave one of the lads with a tap-in from a couple of yards.
"One goal really would give our confidence a lift. We're all feeling low at the moment and it was disappointing to lose at home to Carlisle."

However, the ex-Port Vale man thinks that things can be salvaged and promotion is still on the cards.
He said: "We're still in a good position. Apart from the top two sides, no one else has pulled away. We're like everyone else in that we want promotion - we want Division Two football next season.
"Hopefully, we'll get there via third spot. If not, we'll by happy if we have to do it through the play-offs."