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Paul: We want to get to Wembley

3 December 2012

Boss speaks ahead of Brentford tie in Johnstone's Paint Trophy tomorrow night

Blues boss Paul Sturrock is anticipating another tough test for his side against Brentford tomorrow night in the Johnstone's Paint Southern Section Quarter Final at Roots Hall.

But Paul has challenged his side to put in another good display and edge another step closer to a trip to Wembley, where the final of the competition is staged.

Speaking ahead of the game, Paul said: "Brentford are an excellent side and just like Bury they have been on a very good run recently that has seen them push into the League 1 play-off places.

"It's going to be a very difficult game because they are a top team who play some very good football, but having the home advantage will help us.

"We showed on Saturday against Bury that we can compete with League 1 sides so we want to do that again on Tuesday, except hopefully this time we can get the win.

"It's a good opportunity in this competition to enjoy a day out at Wembley, and the players know that, so hopefully we can get into the next round."

Saturday's 1-1 draw with Kevin Blackwell's side means another fixture will be added to Blues' hectic Christmas schedule, and Paul has said he will be taking no chances with any of the players that picked up niggles and knocks at Gigg Lane.

Paul added: "A couple of the lads picked up a few knocks on Saturday, and if the game was on Monday evening they certainly wouldn't be playing.

"We'll assess them tomorrow but we're not going to risk anyone because we've got a lot of important games coming up throughout December.

"It will give a few of the lads the opportunity to come in and stake their claim for a place in the side though, and hopefully we'll see a reaction.

"We've been playing well of late, so even with a couple of changes I'm hoping we can continue that form and progress to the next round."


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