â€śYou can never read too much into pre-season results and performances,â€ť Elliott told the Lancashire Telegraph.
â€śI remember playing at Bournemouth and we trained twice in the day and then played a game in the evening and got battered against a local non-league team.
â€śThe fans were slaughtering us, but come the season we were a lot better for it and we started the season really well.
â€śItâ€™s exactly the same. The results donâ€™t matter. If you go home and think about where you are; weâ€™ve all been around long enough now that we know our bodies and our capabilities and where weâ€™ve got to be for the Stoke game.
â€śThe games we play in pre-season give you a gauge of where you are and what youâ€™ve got to do.
â€śAs long as we think about whatâ€™s still to come and what we need to do individually Iâ€™m sure weâ€™ll all be ready for the Stoke game.â€ť