"We're all in together and the camaraderie is great," he said. "They're obviously difficult matches against Chelsea and Villa away and then Man City at home who are arguably one of the best teams in the league.
"It's disappointing we have two away games over Christmas - we would have liked one at home but that's the way the fixtures fell. It's an important time. We want to come out of this period with some points on the board."
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