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Tomlin: We must pick ourselves up

8 April 2013

Striker says Blues have to put Wembley behind them and focus on Rochdale on Wednesday

Gavin Tomlin hopes his experience can help Blues’ younger players over the next couple of days in the build up to Wednesday night’s game against Rochdale.

Having been beaten in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final on Sunday, Blues have just a couple of training sessions before making the trip to take on Rochdale in League 2.

While the players may have been down after the game, Tomlin insists they must pick themselves straight back up this morning and work hard on the training pitch ahead of Wednesday’s fixture.

He said: “We’ve got to go into training on Monday and really give it everything we’ve got. We are all disappointed of course because we lost the game.

“As a team we didn’t play to the best of our ability and that’s disappointing because it was a special occasion.

“But we’ve got a game on Wednesday in the league now and we need to just focus on that. We have to put the final behind us.

“The experience of playing at this stadium was great and it makes you want to come back as many times as you possibly can, but obviously that means nothing because of the result at the moment.

“I will approach training on Monday the same way as I approach any session, some of the lads may need lifting but we’ve got to get our minds focused solely on Rochdale now.

“Crewe played some good football today, the pitch probably didn’t suit them as much as they would have liked as it was quite slow, but we didn’t really create enough.

“The ball didn’t fall our way but it was only really crosses into the box that looked dangerous, we never really tested their goalkeeper enough.

“We will go over the game on Monday and then turn all our attentions to Rochdale. It’s going to be a difficult game but three points would be a perfect response to the disappointment of losing at Wembley.”

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