Alvin: Think Positive

Alvin Martin says there is "no point moping" about relegation as the reality sets in following the release of the fixture list - and says a good start is "essential."

"I think they will get over it quickly but we need a good start; I am not going to lead anyone up the garden path about that.

"If we don't do that in the first 10 or 15 games then it could get very difficult down here.

"But I think we will get a good start because we have the players that will do the business for us and I think we will end up with 90% of the players that we have here at the moment, so I am hopeful.

"The games aren't as attractive and the first thing you miss is the Arsenals and Manchester Uniteds, the Liverpools and the Newcastles coming down.

"But that has gone and there is no point moping about it; there will be some very tough, competitive games but with the squad of players we have got I don't care who it is that comes down here and I don't care who it is that we actually go and visit, we are good enough to beat them."

Additional dates:

Wed Aug 13 League Cup 1

Wed Sep 24 League Cup 2

Wed Oct 29 League Cup 3

Wed Dec 3 League Cup 4

Wed Dec 17 League Cup 5

Sat Jan 3 F.A. Cup 3

Wed Jan 21 League Cup Semi-Final (1)

Sat Jan 24 F.A. Cup 4

Wed Jan 28 League Cup Semi-Final (2)

Sat Feb 14 F.A. Cup 5

Sun Feb 29 League Cup Final

Sat Mar 6 F.A. Cup 6

Sat Apr 3 F.A. Cup Semi-Final

Sat May 22 F.A. Cup Final