We bring you the latest programme notes from Mile Jedinak as he pens this week's Captain's Comments feature.
Last week against West Bromwich Albion things just didn’t go our way. With the run that we’ve been on it’s disappointing that we lost the game but that can happen in football.
We knew it was going to be difficult and the biggest disappointment was going a goal down early on, but throughout the day we just didn’t have the rub of the green. It’s one that we have to put behind us and move forward.
On a personal note it was great to be back at Selhurst playing again. You could feel the energy and it was a lovely day for a game but it’s sad that we didn’t get the win because the support was first class. Hopefully it’ll be strong and vocal for the rest of the season so it’s up to us now to make sure we use that to our advantage.
That starts this afternoon against Hull City and despite what happened last weekend I think what we’ve done in the previous four or five games means we’re still mentally in a very good place. The boys are full of confidence and we’ll be looking to put things right today.
There are things that we need to improve on and change but we were in the middle of a good run and the boys have every right to take that energy and buzz from the previous wins and use it this afternoon.
Hull are battling for their lives right now and I’m glad we’re not in the relegation shake-up. We’ve had our own battles this year but we’ve stuck together and managed to get the results and do it in a way that everyone can be proud of.
A lot of teams playing us between now and the end of the season have plenty to play for so we can’t take our foot off the gas, we have to be prepared for that particularly when we’re playing at home because we always want to improve our home record and keep Selhurst a fortress.
There’s a lot riding on the game for Hull but no-one should be taking it lightly, and I don’t think we will, but it’s up to us as individuals to put those things aside and play our game. Sometimes the best thing is not to worry what is at stake; if we bring the application, the performance and the result take care of themselves. That’s what I’ve found in those situations and I’m sure some of the teams fighting in the relegation zone are the same but doing it is easier said than done.