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Sturrock: A win to lift spirits

25 January 2013

Blues boss searching for win to lift spirits in the squad

Paul Sturrock is hoping Blues can return to winning ways tomorrow against Chesterfield to help lift the players after a disappointing run of form.

Blues boss Paul admitted that a few of the lads’ heads are down at the moment after failing to win since Boxing Day.

But Paul is confident a return to winning ways tomorrow will see his side’s confidence back in abundance ahead of a fixture-congested February.

He said: “There are a few heads down at the moment in our squad and the best way to get out of that is by getting a win.

“Results haven’t gone our way in the last few weeks and we want to get ourselves back on the rails against, starting at Chesterfield tomorrow.

“We’ve got a very busy February coming up so it’s important we’re back in the right frame of mind ahead of that and there’s no better time to start.

“I think tomorrow is another difficult and dangerous game for us because they’re a very good side with some exciting forward players and it will be tough for us there.

“They had a good 3-0 win against Northampton in their last match and I can’t see there being too many changes from the team they fielded that day.

“That makes it tough for us and the match will not be played in the best conditions either.”

Paul says the injured players will be given every chance ahead of the game, including the likes of Ryan Cresswell, but it will be touch and go as to whether they will be fit enough to play.

“After the postponement of Plymouth we’re itching to get back playing again but we won’t take any chances on the injuries we have,” he added.

“Anyone who missed training on Friday won’t be considered for the match and one or two will be facing late fitness tests.

“I know some of them have said they’re ready to play, but that’s not necessarily the view of the medical department. We’ll need to see them train if they are to play.”

An interview with Paul is available on Blues Player.

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