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Sturrock: We will give it our all

18 February 2013

Blues boss says his patched up side will give absolutely everything to get to Wembley

Paul Sturrock is confident his players will give it everything they have got against Leyton Orient on Wednesday night in the hope of reaching Wembley.

With nine first-team members unavailable for the second-leg against Orient, Sturrock insists the League 1 side will be favourites despite Blues having a one-goal advantage.

But the Blues boss believes his patched-up side will give it their all in front of the home faithful in the hope of playing at Wembley in the final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

Sturrock said: “We’ve got nine players I worked out earlier this morning who will are unavailable at the moment, either through suspension, injury or cup-tied.

“A couple of injured players will be given every chance right up until kick-off, but we’re just going to have to wait and see.

“Marc Laird is out for three weeks with a hamstring injury while Caolan Lavery has gone back to Sheffield Wednesday as he will be out for six to eight weeks.

“We will work extremely hard in training over the next couple of days to make sure we’re prepared for the game. We know it’s a very big test.

“Both sides know that a Wembley final beckons so I can guarentee the fans the team will give it absolutely everything they have got.

“I want to get to Wembley, I’m greedy I guess. Every manager wants success and I want to get to the final, I know the lads are all desperate to be there too. We can’t wait.”

Sturrock admits he has been left ‘gutted’ by Blues’ last three results that has seen them pick up just a solitary point.

He added: “We have definitely deserved more in our last two games, a point in each would have probably been a fair result.

“But that’s the way things are going for us at the moment, I just hope we can change that on Wednesday night.

“I’ve been gutted that we’ve only picked up a point from our last three matches, the draw against Accrington was probably tiredness but we deserved more in our last two home games.

“Getting to Wembley could be the tonic for getting back on the rails in the league, if we get there we can put it to one side for a while and focus on creeping back up the table.”

An interview with Paul will be available on Blues Player.

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