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We're up against a wounded animal

15 April 2013

Phil Brown believes first goal could be key on Tuesday night

Phil Brown expects Blues to come face a stern test against a ‘wounded animal’ on Tuesday night when they take on Aldershot Town.

Aldershot are currently bottom of the table three points off safety with three games left to play this season, starting against Blues on Tuesday.

Blues’ manager says it’s always difficult to face a side who are scrapping for their lives in a bid to avoid the drop.

“They are fighting for their lives,” he said. “It’s always difficult when you’re coming up against a side who are battling to avoid relegation.

“They sacked a good friend of mine Dean Holdsworth earlier in the season. I spoke with him recently and he’s someone who likes to get the ball down and play.

“Under Andy Scott they’ve gone a bit more direct and physical so we’re going to have to stand up to that challenge on Tuesday night.

“The main threat is when you’re up against a wounded animal you have to stand up to the test and work as hard as you possibly can.

“If we can get the first goal, the psychology in the minds of the Aldershot players will be different and hopefully that will work in our favour and we can take advantage.

“I’m desperate to get that first win as manager but I also want another good performance, similar to the one against Bristol Rovers on Saturday.”

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