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Woodrow: We know it'll be tough

28 December 2013

Cauley Woodrow talks ahead of Southend United's game against Accrington Stanley

Cauley Woodrow has been told first hand that Blues will face a big test against Accrington Stanley on Sunday afternoon.

21-year-old goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli, who has made 19 appearances for Accrington Stanley, was all set to go up against his fellow Fulham loanee Woodrow at the Crown Ground.

But Fulham recalled Bettinelli due to their goalkeeping injury problems on Boxing Day.

Woodrow though has been made aware of the sort of test Blues can expect when they make the long journey north on Sunday.

He said: “I was looking forward to going up against Marcus but he has obviously gone back to Fulham now.

“I have spoken to him in the last week or so and he’s said to expect a very tough game when we go there on Sunday.

“It’s going to be tough, all games away are, they have had a couple of good results recently but I’m confident we can win the game.”

After making a big impact in the Boxing Day win at AFC Wimbledon, Cauley would love to be in from the start at the Crown Ground.

He added: “I hope so. I just want to play as many games as I can and do as well as I can to get my place and then keep it.

“The sending off was unfortunate for me and the team were playing well. I’m just happy the manager brought me off the bench and I was able to make a difference at AFC Wimbledon.

“Everyone is fit, everyone is working hard and it’s down to us to pick up the results we need to keep the momentum going.”

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