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Corr hoping to continue impressing

10 January 2013

Striker delighted to be back in the starting line-up

Barry Corr hopes he can continue to impress manager Paul Sturrock after earning his place back in Blues’ starting line-up.

Injury to Britt Assombalonga meant Corr came into replace the Watford loanee – a decision that has paid off as Corr has scored four times in two games.

While the striker admits he still isn’t back to full fitness following 18-months out and no pre-season, he says his sharpness is continuing to progress.

Speaking ahead of the visit back to his former club Exeter, Barry said: “Don’t get me wrong I’m not back to 100% fitness yet but that can only come with more game time.

“Obviously it’s disappointing for Britt to have got injured but it’s given me a chance to come in and hopefully I’m showing the Gaffer what I can do.

“All the lads will have played eight or nine games in pre-season and that got them ready for the season. I didn’t so I’m still regaining my fitness game-by-game.

“The Gaffer tells me not to pace myself to last 90 minutes but to give it everything I’ve got for 70 or 80 minutes and then he can make a change.

“I’m picking up less niggles after each game and the games are coming thick and fast. I’ll be fighting fit to face my former club on Saturday.”

Barry was full of praise for Blues’ midfielders and defenders who have provided him with the assists for three of his four goals in the last two games. And he’s also confident he can finish the season on more goals than flatmate Ryan Cresswell.

He added: “When Ryan Hall left I was a bit worried about who was going to supply the goals but Kevan Hurst has come into that position and done brilliantly.

“He’s set me up for two of the goals and Sean Clohessy has set me up for one. It’s not just them though, all the lads are putting good balls into the box for the strikers.

“Ryan has done brilliantly to score eight goals so far but I’m only one behind him now. I should be scoring more because my job is to score and his is to stop teams scoring.

“But hopefully it won’t be long before I’m ahead of him for goals.”

An interview with Barry Corr will be on Blues Player on Thursday.

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