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Freddy wants strong finish to the season

12 April 2013

Striker hopes he can play his part in four remaining games this season

Freddy Eastwood wants to help Blues finish the season well, and says the players won’t give up on the play-offs until it’s mathematically impossible.

On a personal note, Eastwood also hopes he can have a strong finish to a season in which he has been frustrated by the number of opportunities he’s been given.

He has made three substitute appearances and one start (the last home game against Fleetwood) since new boss Phil Brown came in, and the 29-year-old is hopeful he can have a big part to play on Saturday against Bristol Rovers at Roots Hall.

Eastwood said: “The manager won’t allow us to give the season up and we don’t want to whatsoever. We’re still targeting four wins from the remaining four games and we’ll see where that leaves us at the end of the season.

“I’m hoping I’ve done enough in the games I’ve featured in to have earned a start or a role to play on Saturday in what is going to be a difficult game against Bristol Rovers.

“Obviously the new manager has come in and I’ve had a few more chances. That’s sometimes how it happens in football and you’ve just got to accept it and work as hard as you can.

“I’ve spoke to the manager quite a bit since he came in. I’m looking forward to the remaining few games of the season and the next campaign.”

Freddy says Blues were disappointed not to pick up the first win under Brown on Wednesday but is confident they can put that right on Saturday.

“We’d like to pick up the first win for the manager as soon as possible,” he said. “We were disappointed on Wednesday night because once we’d got back in the game we would’ve liked to have kicked on and got the win.

“Unfortunately we weren’t able to do that, I think their second goal really took it out of the lads. We’re determined to put it right on Saturday against Bristol Rovers and start a run of four games unbeaten until the end of the season.”

The full interview is available on Blues Player.

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