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JJ's united front

Posted on 30 September 2008  - 12:00

Jermaine Jenas says the players are united in their determination to turn around our fortunes.

JJ's united front

Jermaine Jenas says the players are united in their determination to turn around our fortunes.

Sunday's loss at Portsmouth made it six matches without a win at the start of the Premier League and left us rooted to the foot of the table.

"We are a united club,"stated JJ, captain at Fratton Park. "We're together, we're focused on turning it around and getting wins, points and performances for the fans.

"I thought the fans were awesome at Portsmouth, they stuck with us throughout and that always helps. If we can stay as strong as they have as a team then we'll get out of it because we have too much quality."

A goal in each half sealed our fate against Harry Redknapp's men on Sunday. "We went for a win and didn't get it," reflected JJ. "We played some half-decent stuff that didn't result in a goal but when you don't win games one or two players will be lacking confidence. We know we need to improve."

Attention will now turn back to cup football - where we've won two out of two this season - and qualifying for the group stages of the UEFA Cup.

We travel to Poland and Wisla Krakow for the second leg of our first round tie on Thursday with a 2-1 advantage from the first leg at the Lane.

"We've a slender lead but it's not the right mindset to go out there and try to hang on," added JJ. "They are a good team, we know that and we'll go out there to maintain our place in Europe.

"They are all cup finals at the minute and we need to start winning."