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White: We've set a high standard

16 August 2013

Defender says Blues must reach those standards again when they face 'a different test' in Northampton Town

John White says Blues have set the standard for the rest of the season is the opening two league games against Plymouth Argyle and Hartlepool United.

Two 1-0 wins mean Blues sit on six points and are yet to concede a goal, but while the defender says they need to reach the same level every week, there’s still plenty to work on.

He said: “We’ve set a very high standard in the opening two league matches and we need to make sure we’re getting to that level every time we step out on the pitch this season, if we can do that then we’ll win a lot more games.

“There’s always things to keep working on and trying to improve, for example winning 2-0 or 3-0 rather than 1-0, but there’s a lot to be pleased about so far.

“We’ve got a chance to make it three wins from three to start the season and we’re confident we can do that. Before we got underway we’d have taken that so to have a good chance of doing that is great.

“I think not having a midweek game this week has been good as we’ve had the chance to look back at the opening three games and work on a few things we’d like to improve.

“We know during the season we may have to play three games in seven days a few times, but you’ve seen already that the fitness levels here are good enough to cope with it.”

John worked under Aidy Boothroyd when the pair were at Colchester and the 27-year-old says the game against Northampton is their toughest league test so far.

He added: “You know Northampton will be in and around the play-off places come the end of the season so it’s a good test for us but we’ve got to treat it as just another game.

“It’s a different test to what we had last week against Hartlepool and the week before against Plymouth but it’s a game we’re confident of winning.

“I played against them last year and you always know what to expect from Aidy’s teams. They’ll be looking to win the game but in front of our home fans we believe we can make it three from three.

“The support at the opening game was brilliant. The lads all walked off the pitch and said just how good it was, we need that again on Saturday against Northampton.”

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