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Conor ready to take on former club

5 August 2013

Midfielder hopes to feature from the start against former club Yeovil Town

Conor Clifford is looking to get one over his former international teammate Paddy Madden when Yeovil visit Roots Hall on Tuesday night in the Capital One Cup first round.

Clifford looks set to start the game against his former club and is hoping that if Madden does feature, Blues can stop the striker from firing the Glovers into the second round.

He said: “I played a few times with Paddy in the Irish set-up and he’s a good lad. He’s a great goalscorer and if he does play then we’ll have to be at our best to stop him.

“I also know Luke Ayling, he looked after me when I went to Yeovil, they’ve got some good lads there who are all really good footballers.

“They did brilliantly to get promoted to the Championship last season and will bring a lot of momentum with them to the game against us.

“I enjoyed my time with Yeovil but it would be great if we could do the business against them and get into the next round of the competition.

“It’d be great to get my first start and hopefully if I do I can show what I’m about and put in a good performance.

“It was nice to make my debut on Saturday. I thought the lads did really well throughout the game and we deserved the three points.

“Hopefully we can make it two out of two on Tuesday night and get into the second round.

“The fans were excellent on Saturday, there was a really good atmosphere, and we’ll need that again against Yeovil.

“I’m really looking forward to the game and I think all the lads are. That first win has given us a lot of confidence and we’ll hopefully we able to kick on from here.”

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