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Mowbray mindful not to push the players too far

15 September 2017

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Despite being on a run of four consecutive league victories, boss Tony Mowbray will give his team selection for Saturday some serious consideration.

Ahead of the weekend match against AFC Wimbledon - their third game in seven days - the manager is mindful of putting too much of a workload on the players so early on in the season.

"It's not just a question of if it is going alright just keep the same," said Mowbray. "There are so many things in the melting pot to consider.

"I think at this precise moment off the back of two games close together it is more of a question of making sure that we don't over-load them.

"It isn't just a question of just keep picking the same team and sending them out there. Footballers are human beings, they are fallible, they will break down, they will pick up injuries and knocks. They will get tired, they won't find the same energy and adrenalin levels.

"You have to be conscious about that all the time. You have to get the balance between picking a team that is confident and knows it can go and win games, but also not pushing it too far so that the team has no energy in the next game.

"So that is always going through your mind, can they go one more game, can we push them a little bit harder. But then you'll have regrets if somebody breaks down or three of them get injured and you've got to make changes then as they're not available.

"I'll analyse the players, talk to them, see how they feel and try and pick a team that will try and win the next match."

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