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Sturrock: Let's re-discover our groove

22 January 2013

Blues boss wants his side to get back to way they were playing before New Year

Paul Sturrock wants Blues to re-discover their groove against Chesterfield this weekend after a welcome rest.

Blues had played every Saturday and Tuesday for nearly a month, so the postponement of Saturday’s game against Plymouth – and no midweek game this week – has given Blues a chance to rest.

And Sturrock believes his side we come back with a spring in their step this weekend against Chesterfield in League 2.

“The weather has been good in a sense and bad in another way,” said Paul. “Obviously having Saturday’s game called off was a blessing really for the players.

“But it is now causing problems with training and our build-up to the game on Saturday.

“We’re very fortunate in that we are able to use the David Beckham centre in London which is an indoor facility and will allow us to train and work on a number of things.”

Paul says it’s important that his side get back to basics and hopes a week’s worth of training will help do that. He added: “I think it’s vital we get back to the basics.

“A few of the players need to be reminded of their roles and what their job is in the team, so having a week of training should help.

“When you’ve got games every Tuesday and Saturday you’re spending all your time recovering and one day preparing.

“We have got to start doing the things we were doing before our form dipped, and the only way to do that is by working very hard in training.”

With Blues all rested, Paul is keen for the game to go ahead this weekend against Chesterfield to avoid a further backlog.

“We are desperate for the game to go ahead because we don’t want more of a fixture pile-up later in the season,” he said.

“The players have rested over the weekend with one game being postponed so we don’t want anymore to fall foul to the weather.

“Should that happen though, I just hope the decision is made early to avoid unnecessary travelling in these conditions.”

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