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Cresswell desperate for clean sheet

12 January 2013

Defender speaks following 3-0 defeat to Exeter City

Ryan Cresswell is desperate for Blues to record a clean sheet to help stop the winless run in League 2.

Blues’ last clean sheet came against Dagenham & Redbridge on Boxing Day and Cresswell insists he and the rest of the defence are hoping they can record a shut-out as soon as possible.

The defender was also disappointed with the way Blues conceded the two second-half goals that sentenced them to defeat at Exeter.

Ryan said: “We spoke before the game about how we need to try and keep a clean sheet because we can’t keep conceding goals.

“Before we were talking, keeping tight and not conceding sloppy goals. We’re still talking and keeping tight at the back but we did concede sloppy goals today.

“The first-half we didn’t do much wrong until they got that goal just before half-time which was a real blow because we’d been on top.

“In the second-half we changed formation slightly and unfortunately we conceded two goals that we’re disappointed with.

“We need to record a clean sheet as soon as possible so we’ve got to work on things. Clean sheets mean we don’t lose matches.”

While Ryan admitted that Blues did look slightly tired during the second half, he feels that having a game so soon after on Tuesday night is better than a rest.

Ryan added: “Yeah maybe we were a little leggy in the second-half but we can’t use that as an excuse we’re professional footballers.

“The best thing for us now is to bounce back on Tuesday in what will be a very tough game.

“Sometimes a rest is a good thing but that’s certainly not the case here because we want to get back out there and put in a good performance.

“We want to put things right as soon as we can. We’ve got two big games coming up next week so we have the chance to do so.”

An exclusive interview with Ryan is on Blues Player.

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