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Timlin: We've become ruthless again

13 December 2012

Midfielder insists Blues' excellent run of form can continue

Michael Timlin believes Blues’ unbeaten run is down to the team re-discovering their ruthless touch that had evaded them at the start of the season.

Timlin feels the squad is technically better now than it was last season, and thinks that now that ruthlessness is back, Blues can continue their ascent up the table.

“Last season we had that ruthlessness about us that made us almost bully some teams,” he said.

“We were in the top three for most of the campaign and then fell away at the end, so in some ways you would rather do what Crewe did last season.

“This season we were playing nice football but maybe lacked that ruthless touch at the start.

“Now we have found that, we’ve gone on a very good run and hopefully we can keep that going against Bradford.”

Timlin is expecting a very difficult game at Roots Hall on Saturday and insists that Bradford’s momentum will surpass any tiredness from their exploits against Arsenal.

“They did brilliantly to beat Arsenal in midweek and of course they went to penalties like us,” he added.

“At this stage of the season you should probably be at your peak fitness so there may be a bit of tiredness but it shouldn’t be a problem.

“A win like what Bradford got in the week can give a club and the players so much momentum that it makes our task on Saturday harder.

“We had a tough game ourselves but we want to continue our run so hopefully we can hit Bradford early on Saturday and bring them back down to earth.”

A full interview with Timlin will be on Blues Player shortly.

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