Striker hopes to be back on the scoresheet at Brentford tonight
Gavin Tomlin is ready to get back among the goalscorers this evening as he looks to help fire Blues to the fourth-round of the FA Cup.
Tomlin, who had a brief spell at tonight’s opponents Brentford in 2006, insists the Blues are feeling confident and fresh going into the game despite a recent blip in form that has seen them go without a win in their last five matches.
Tomlin said: “Everyone’s feeling good, this is the time of the season that players most enjoy because there are lots of games to be played.
“Playing on a Saturday and having to wait a week for the next game can become frustrating. So I enjoy these periods of matches and everyone’s feeling fresh.
“We are still confident from our 14 match unbeaten run and we feel we can emulate that with another good spell in the second half of the season.
“After we managed to get a draw here against Brentford, we’re looking to get the win at their place but there’s no doubt it will be tough. They are a very good League 1 side.”
Tomlin knows that Blues created a number of chances in the draw at Roots Hall, a couple perhaps, that he should have taken himself. But the forward vows to get back amongst the goals.
He added: “I’ve been a bit unlucky recently, I’ve had half opportunities that haven’t gone my way or have been blocked.
“It was the same situation earlier in the season but if you keep focused and stay positive the goals will come and that’s my plan.”
Tomlin will be hoping he can get on the score-sheet this evening to fire the Blues past the side he once lined-up for.
He said: “I had a very short spell at Brentford, the manager that brought me in got the sack and I only played in six games.
“I have mixed feelings about going back there; there isn’t a relationship where I feel I have to prove anything.
“We just want to win the game and get through to the next round.”
An interview with Gavin is available on Blues Player.
By Daryl Hardy