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Timlin: A performance for the fans

5 January 2013

Midfielder hopes Blues fans left happy after 2-2 Brentford draw

Michael Timlin hopes Blues fans left Roots Hall happy after watching their side fight back from 2-0 down to earn a replay against Brentford in the FA Cup.

Timlin spoke before the game about how the players owed the fans a performance, and the midfielder believes Blues did exactly that as two goals from Barry Corr cancelled out a goal from Tom Adejemi and Ryan Cresswell’s own goal.

The midfielder said: “I don’t think we deserved to be 2-0 down at all because up until that stage we had been the better side.

“Obviously their first goal was a bit of class but we were unlucky to concede a second.

“It was important we got back into the game as quick as possible but we didn’t have to change much because the lads knew we had been on top.

“Hopefully the fans will appreciate the way we worked to get ourselves back into the game and will have left Roots Hall happy.

“We’re slightly disappointed we didn’t find a winner because we played very well, but we will go into the replay full of confidence.”

Timlin believes the character shown to fight back to 2-2 shows Blues have not become a bad side despite the two defeats in the League. And he feels this break for the two cup competitions has come just at the right time.

He’s also hoping that Blues can progress in both.

“It’s testament to this side that we a sitting where we are in League 2 and still in two cup competitions.

“We really want to go to Oxford on Tuesday night and get into the area final of the JPT.

“Against Brentford we’ve shown we’ve got a great spirit. Just like we did against Bradford when we came back from 2-0 down.

“If we play like we did today for the rest of the season then we will be in a very healthy position come the end of the campaign.”

An exclusive interview with Michael will be available on Blues Player this evening.

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