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“We haven’t stopped believing”

Sergi Canos looks forward to Friday’s game against Bristol City

29 March 2018

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Brentford winger Sergi Canos feels there is still belief within the Griffin Park group that they can make something special of this season. The Bees head into tomorrow’s game against Sheffield United 11th in the Sky Bet Championship, eight points outside the top six with eight games to play. Dean Smith’s side have traditionally stayed on well in previous seasons and Sergi doesn’t see any reason why they can’t do the same again.

Speaking to iFollow Brentford ahead of tomorrow’s game, Sergi said: “We try to push ourselves and we try to win as many games as we can. It’s difficult but everything can happen in football. We are more than ready for this. April has been good for us. In my first season it was really good and it was the same last season. We are going to try and do the same this year. We have believed since the first day of pre-season. We haven’t stopped believing; we just have to deal with what happens. I think we have been really unlucky this season with results sometimes. We just have to deal with that and try and win as many games as we can in April.”

First up over the Easter Weekend are Sheffield United on Good Friday. Following Sky Bet League One promotion last May, The Blades head into the final month of this season in ninth, just two points outside the Play-Off places. Sergi expects a tough examination from Chris Wilder’s Blades but feels he and his teammates know exactly what they have to do to get the three points.

“It will be tough; they are a good team,” admitted Sergi. “From what I have seen they are one of the best sides in the Championship. It will be tough but a good game for us. It doesn’t matter when you play these teams you just have to try to win and make the fans enjoy the game. Everyone knows what our style is and everyone knows what they have to do in the team. The fans know our style and they support us all the way. We are all in the same boat and everyone is going in the same direction. It is important because if you don’t know what you are doing it can lead to confusion. Everyone knows what we are trying to do and trying to achieve.”

Injuries and the form of those around him have made it a difficult season personally for Sergi. The 21-year-old has made just 11 starts this term with his only goal coming in the 3-1 win over Fulham in December. Sergi admits it’s been a frustrating period in his career but understands why he’s had to watch on for so much of this campaign.

“This year hasn’t been the best for me,” admitted Sergi. “Unlucky is an excuse and, in this club, excuses aren’t allowed. I just have to deal with that and make the most of it. Everyone wants to start as many games as they can but that’s a question for the manager and what he thinks. It is frustrating but you have to think about the team. If the manager thinks it’s best for you to stay on the bench then you just have to accept it, even if you want to be playing. We do a lot of work in training and we try and push each other. Nobody thinks that it is easy to get into the team and that is really good for us.”

Tickets for our Good Friday game are on sale now. Back Dean Smith and the boys against The Blades from just £25 adults and £8 juniors. For more information and to buy your tickets click here

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