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Harris: We must win the next two

14 March 2013

Striker insists Blues must win their next two home matches

Neil Harris has insisted Blues must win their next two games if they are to stand any chance of reaching the play-offs.

Harris, who played for 45 minutes against AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday, admitted Blues were simply not good enough, and must improve against Torquay and Plymouth.

He said: “We have two absolute must win matches coming up at Roots Hall in quick succession.

"We play Torquay United there this Saturday before Plymouth Argyle visit the following Tuesday and we need to take six points.

"If we do that then the league table will start to look different again and I’m sure we will be closer to the play-offs.

"We targeted three wins from our next games before we went to Port Vale and that’s still possible.

"But there’s no hiding how disappointed we all were by the defeat to AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday night.”

Harris believes Blues must give the fans something to shout about on Saturday.

He added: “When we’re away, teams do play differently against us and we have more space to attack because they’re pushing forward more themselves.

"But at Roots Hall, visiting teams sit back and we have to be able to deal with that.

"We need to play a high tempo, get the fans right behind us and not be afraid to have that extra touch when on the ball.

"Our home form has to improve and it’s hard to put your finger on why.”

Harris though was pleased to get some time out on the pitch. 

“It was good to play for 45 minutes, but a shame not to be able to help the team to a win,” he added.

“I got ten minutes or so against Port Vale so it’s been great to be involved.

“Hopefully my experience can help the team through the remaining games.”


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