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Freddy: We're sending out a message

11 August 2013

Striker says teams will take notice of Blues following their 1-0 win at Hartlepool

Freddy Eastwood says Blues have put down a marker yet again with an excellent 1-0 win away at Hartlepool United, despite playing the second half with only ten men.

Freddy says the rest of the league will be starting to take notice of Blues, knowing if they are to pick up the points against Phil Brown’s side, they are going to have to work extremely hard for them.

The 29-year-old was delighted to get off the mark with the winning goal at Victoria Park and says the confidence among the squad is excellent at the moment following two wins from two.

Freddy said: “It was an excellent team performance today, especially having to play the second half with ten men but everyone worked really hard and we deserved the three points.

“We made a great start to the game, Will (Atkinson) did really well for the goal and I just remember I was the wrong side of the defender but just held my run and managed to get on the end of it.

“As a striker you want to be scoring goals so it was great to get off the mark. I think we were playing quite well before the sending off but of course that changed things.

“I just had to try and hold the ball up and the lads from midfield worked really hard to get up in support as much as they could. We defended really well and it’s an excellent three points.

“The team is playing with confidence at the moment and the team spirit is great – you saw that again today, everyone was battling for each other.

“I think other teams will start to realise that we’re a very hard working team, and they are going to have to work even harder to beat us. We will get beaten at some stage but we want to stay unbeaten for as long as possible.”

Freddy’s goal is his first away from home for Blues since he returned to the club. He was understandably pleased to find the back of the net against Hartlepool, a place where he’s got happy goalscoring memories.

He added: “It’s always nice to get a goal as a striker. There’s competition for places here now so the best way to keep your place in the team is to be scoring goals.

“Barr got one in the first game so it was nice to get one myself. As a striker you always worry if your partner is scoring loads and you’re not finding the back of the net.

“I seem to always enjoy coming back to Hartlepool – I’ve scored quite a few times here. It’s a long journey but I don’t mind it when the team is winning and I’m scoring.”

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