Hudson pre-Hull City | An opportunity for others
Mark Hudson spoke to the press ahead of our midweek clash with Hull City, aiming to replicate the display shown at Sunderland on Saturday.
"It was a really good result, and a really pleasing performance." Huds began. "I think we dominated the first half, and should have scored. We said at half time that it was about backing up the first half, and we did that.
"You don't get to enjoy the moment for too long, because we have to spin it round really quickly! We have to play with that intensity in every game, and we'll look to do that tomorrow night.
"We were in on Sunday, and recovered as well as we can. We spoke about the game at Sunderland, we spoke about Hull, and we'll focus on the next result. Again, it's all about performance.
"The performances have been there over a period of time. The consistency has been there in that aspect, but then it's about turning it into wins."
Hudson went on to comment on the Tigers, who arrive at CCS looking for their first win under new boss Liam Rosenior.
He said: "Hull have got a new manager, and they went to Millwall and showed resilience in that game, going down to ten but getting a draw. We know it's going to be a tough game, but we can only focus on this one first.
"We've got two home games, which is what we'll focus on. We'll focus on the first one tomorrow night, and then we'll see where we are for the last one before the World Cup."
Huds concluded by providing an availability update, with suspensions for Ryan Wintle and Cédric Kipré meaning that places are up for grabs within the City squad.
"Everyone is pushing to be in the team, which is what we ask for every week. We've shown them the importance of everyone being involved, because it's going to take everyone to get results.
"It's an opportunity for others. Yes, Ryan and Cédric are suspended, that happens - you play 19 games, and you get five bookings, it happens.
"We've prepared everyone, they're all fit, wanting to play, and that's all you can ask. When someone comes out, someone else has got to come in, and take it.
"Callum [Robinson] is chomping at the bit! He wants to come back, and we know he's got quality. We'll be looking forward to welcoming him back into the squad for tomorrow."
He added: "Mark [Harris] and Jaden [Philogene] are being monitored. They were live on the grass today, for second-day recovery - they've done so much work. We'll need all the time that we can to spin them round for tomorrow.
"Rubin [Colwill] has been back on the grass; the best thing for us is for him to be available every day, and he is at that level at the moment."