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Gav: Six points and we're back in it

27 March 2013

Gavin Tomlin hopes for six points from Blues' two Easter weekend fixtures

Gavin Tomlin insists that six points over Easter weekend would give Blues a good chance of sneaking back into the play-off places before the end of the season.

Blues have seven league games remaining as Phil Brown aims to push his side back towards the play-off places and Gav says that the next two games are key for the club.

The striker, who missed six weeks with an injury to his thigh, also had back problems at the start of the week, but was back in training on Wednesday and confident of getting back to full fitness.

He said: “We’ve got Bradford and Fleetwood coming up, both are good sides. I look at the situation and think that if we win both of them then we’ll push ourselves right into the mix for those play-off places.

“I’ve got a bit of a sore back and it was just a precautionary measure, which is why I’ve missed the last couple of days training.  I’ve still been on the running machine and in the gym doing exercises and my fitness levels are still quite high. I was back in training today (Wednesday) and I should be available for selection for the Bradford game on Friday.

“It’s an on-going injury that I’ve had throughout the season with my back.  I just wanted to take care of it and have just been running and on the bike for a couple of days. As I said before, it was only precautionary so it’s not too bad.

“I would have been okay for Rochdale, and hopefully, with I can do enough this week to impress the new boss and start at Bradford.”

With Phil Brown having arrived on Monday, Gav believes all the lads are trying to impress their new boss, but says his only focus at the moment is the next two games.

He added: “It’s been a bit surreal with the changes that have happened around the club recently.

“For me personally, I’m just concentrating on the next two games against Fleetwood and Bradford. We need to win those games and then look towards Wembley.

“When a new manager comes in, the players, whatever club you’re at, the whole squad always try to impress and give that little bit extra in the training sessions. We’ve got to carry that into the next two games.”

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