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Barker: Let's make it ten unbeaten

6 December 2012

Skipper wants unbeaten run to continue at Fleetwood

Skipper Chris Barker has urged Blues to continue their excellent away form and continue the unbeaten run that has now stretched to nine matches.

But Barker has warned his teammates that Saturday’s trip will not be an easy one – despite Fleetwood Town being without a manager heading into the fixture.

Speaking to the press ahead of the game, Barker said: “Over the last 18 months our away form has been one of the best in the division.

“We know that Saturday’s game is not going to be an easy one, but we want to continue this form and stretch the run to ten matches.

“Fleetwood have started the season really well and were flying in the league. They’ve dropped off a little bit in the last few games and of course sacked their manager last week.

“You never know what sort of reaction to expect from the players when the manager has gone – it could go one of two ways so we’re going to have to deal with that.

“If we do that, keep solid defensively and continue our excellent form in front of goal then I’m sure we can pick up another big three points.”

With December set to be a testing month for Blues, Chris wants to ensure that good run continues ahead of a number of tough fixtures.

And the defender believes the difference between now and the start of the campaign is the fact the squad are now settled.

He added: “Over the summer we made a lot of changes with people coming and people going. We did have some good wins but had some poor draws and defeats.

“The last two or three games at home we’ve done much better and we’re certainly a more settled side. We’ve got a very good squad.

“There’s still a long way to go, but we are on a very good run. We have Fleetwood of course on Saturday and then Bradford the weekend after who are another top seven side.

“We know games are coming thick and fast but we’ve go to take one game at a time. If we play like we did in the first half on Tuesday we’ve got a very good chance.”

A full interview with Chris will be available on Blues Player shortly.

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