TOWN boss Lee Clark is happy to let the big picture take care of itself as his side seek to retain a top six slot over the final half dozen games of the season.
While the play-offs beckon, Clark is eager that his team should focus on the game immediately ahead of them as they seek to maximise their points return – starting at Brentford this afternoon.
“We cannot influence what happens to the clubs around us in the division, but what we can influence is the outcome of today’s game in West London,” said Clark.
“We have got to make sure that we take it game by game and do our best to take the points from the game in front of us.
“We have quite a young squad and what we have tried to do is impress on them that they should go out and enjoy playing football and not looking at the bigger picture.
“I believe in the players in our squad 100 per cent and I am happy with all of them and they are beginning to learn that you can’t always play a great game, but they can still get something from those matches and then take on what didn’t work out and improve in the next game.”
The Town boss watched his side win 2-0 at home to Oldham on Tuesday, despite producing an under par performance, and Clark was not expecting an easy ride at Griffin Park against Andy Scott’s Brentford side who have lost only two games on their own ground this term – 3-1 at the hands of Bristol Rovers in September and their last home reversal was back on October 3 when they were beaten 3-2 by Swindon.
“Brentford have had a strong run and have not lost at home for months,” said Clark.
“We have watched them and Andy has got them well organised and they are a side who have plenty of goals in them.
“But we have to be looking to ourselves and looking to win the game.”