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Bentley: We must play with no fear

18 March 2013

Goalkeeper wants Blues to make opposition worry

Daniel Bentley insists Blues must play with no fear when they take on Plymouth Argyle at Roots Hall on Tuesday night.

The goalkeeper, who was recalled to the side for Saturday’s game against Torquay United, says it’s a must-win game for Blues as they look to put together an unbeaten run to get back into the play-off places.

Bentley was delighted to get his chance by manager Paul Sturrock and hopes he did enough on Saturday to maintain his place in the side on Tuesday night.

The 19-year-old said: “It was good to be back in the team. It came as a little bit of surprise when I found out on Saturday but I was delighted.

“I prepare for every game as if I was going to start so it didn’t really make much of a difference to be personally, I really enjoyed being back out on the pitch.

“Without reserve football it’s a little bit difficult to keep that match sharpness, but I go into every training sessions as if it’s a game and give it absolutely everything.

“It was a shame we didn’t win the game because I felt we deserved the three points on the balance of overall play.

“The game against Plymouth is now a must-win game because we still believe we can get into the play-off places.

“We have to approach the game with no fear whatsoever. We need to make teams fear us, especially when we’re playing at home.

“Sometimes when we play away we get on top of teams, but we don’t seem to be doing that at home. We need to do that on Tuesday and make Plymouth worry about us rather than the other way round.

“I would like to keep my place in the side, obviously. It’s not great sitting on the bench but Paul has been doing well, it’s great to get my chance.

“I love being out there on the pitch and giving it absolutely everything, hopefully I can play a big part in the remainder of the season.

“If we can win a few games in a row, confidence will be back and there’s nothing saying we can’t get back in the play-off places.”


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