Date: 23rd August 2015 at 6:07pm
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Midfielder Dale Stephens has said that nobody in the camp is getting carried away with our start to the 2015-16 campaign but obviously we are taking the confidence from our performances and results so far.

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Speaking to the Official Site following the Blackburn Rovers victory, Stephens explained.

‘As a group we were all confident that we could get off to the start we have and we`re hoping that it continues for the duration of the season. Winning games breeds confidence and when the whole team is confident, it makes it easier. But we`re under no illusions that this is going to be easy; it`s still going to be a long, tough, hard season.’

Stephens went on to say that everybody was aware of how important a quick and good start to the campaign is but with so many games left, nobody should be getting complacent about being five unbeaten so far as football can change quickly if you lose your focus.

‘To still be unbeaten in five games is great, but it`s only a start and we`re definitely not getting carried away. The manager won`t let us get carried away. But it`s a good start and nothing else.’

Kazenga LuaLua also came in for praise from the midfielder given his own personal form at the start of this year and he spoke about the build up to what became the winner on the day.

‘I tried to put myself in, but it fell to Sam Baldock who made a good pass and Kaz has put it away with a slight deflection. He`s started the season well, so he`ll be confident. He`s scored three goals in five appearances, and will want to play as many games as possible like anyone else. We all knew he was capable of what he`s shown so far.’

With Walsall up next in the second round of the Capital One Cup before then facing current division leaders Ipswich next Saturday, Stephens went on to say that whilst nothing can be read into the table yet, Ipswich are obviously there for a reason so he’s relishing the challenge the trip to Portman Road will be.

‘The table doesn`t really mean a lot at this stage and we`re just taking it one game at a time. Ipswich have made a good start and it`s good to go into the game feeling confident. We got three points from Saturday`s game and we`re hoping that it will be another exciting game next week as well.’

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