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Forest Green Rovers midfield warrior Sam Wedgbury believes the Forest Green Rovers squad are thriving under the pressure of trying to earn promotion to the Football League.

Wedgbury, who has made 27 appearances in all competitions this season, is leading the way in the middle of the park for Ady Pennock’s side.

The fans favourite produced another effective and hard working 90 minutes in last weekend’s win at Lincoln City, and he feels the squad have the ability to dig in and work hard for the points they need to achieve success this season.

“It was a great win on Saturday away at Lincoln, probably not the prettiest, but when we went down to ten men we all dug in deep – and it’s what we’re going to need,” he said.

“The boys have worked out that there are 18 games left this season and we’re targeting how many wins we need to get promotion. The boys are thriving under the pressure.

“At the end of the day I’m not worried whether we win pretty or whether we have to dig in to win games.

“It’s just all about getting the three points on Saturday especially to follow up the win at Lincoln.”

The former Sheffield United and Macclesfield Town man is all set to line up again in the FGR midfield this weekend for the visit of Braintree Town to Gloucestershire.

Braintree are one of just three sides Rovers are yet to have played this season, and despite a number of postponements hampering their recent progress, they’re enjoying another solid campaign in the fifth tier.

Under the management of former Concord Rangers boss Danny Cowley, the Essex outfit have been a thorn in the side of many of the division’s top teams this season, something Wedgbury is more than aware of.

“We know what they’re about. They’ve had a solid season and I know they’ve had a few games called off,” he added.

“We have had them watched so we’re not going in blind. They’re a good honest team and they’ll all put a shift in.

“But our home form this season has been really good. We’ve probably been better at home this season than we have been away, whereas last season we were better away than what we were at home.

“They won’t be up for coming to us by any means so it’s another good opportunity for us to try and get three points.”

Source: Forest Green Rovers

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