Striker wants Blues to replicate last season's excellent 14 game unbeaten run
Last season, Blues began a 14-game unbeaten run starting the game before the first round of the FA Cup; a 0-0 draw with York City.
This season, Blues beat Mansfield 3-0 before knocking Morecambe out of the FA Cup in the first round, and striker Barry Corr is hoping to help his side replicate that unbeaten run again this time around.
The striker has played an important role in recent weeks as the sole striker, supported by wingers Anthony Straker and Kevan Hurst.
While he’d like to get back among the goals against Exeter, three points against his former club is the most important thing for Corr.
He said: “As everyone has reminded me, I didn’t have a great spell at Exeter City but they are a good club with good people behind-the-scenes who I have a lot of respect for.
“It would be nice to go back there and show them that I am a good player and can produce the goods at St James Park.
“We’re going into the game full of confidence because we’ve picked up two excellent results in which the whole team have worked very hard to achieve.
“We had a successful run of 14 games without losing around this time last year and it would be great it we could do exactly the same again this season.
“The most important thing is momentum, especially around this time of year. No team seems to want to put a run together to go clear at the top of the table but we’re confident we can do that.
“It’d also be nice if I could get back among the goals against Exeter. I’m enjoying my role in the side at the moment and feel I bring more to the table than just goals.
“But as a striker it always plays on your mind, and it’d be great to grab a goal this weekend. The formation seems to be working for the whole team at the moment and we need to keep that going.”
Corr says the fact Blues have scored six goals and conceded none in their last two games, and haven’t conceded a goal in any of the games won this season, shows that it’s a real team effort.
“Every player says it but there is a really good team spirit here this season and we’re all in it together,” he said. “The manager and coaching team have got us working as a unit and it’s paying off.
“When it goes well, you can see that everyone plays their part. We get goals from everyone in the team and we all defend to keep that clean sheet.”
Another clean sheet on Saturday will make it three in a row, and ensure Blues stretch their unbeaten run to three matches.