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White: Similar away performance required

11 October 2013

Defender wants Blues to repeat the level of performance they showed against Oxford United and put defeat to the Daggers behind them

John White says Blues can take advantage of the pressure Burton Albion will be under on Saturday and make it two away wins in a row.

Burton have won just one of their five home games so far this season and will be looking for a more successful October following four defeats and a draw in September.

After an unbeaten August, a dismal September followed, and White says Blues can take advantage of the pressure Burton’s players will be under.

He said: “They will be expected to win the game so I think we can go there with confidence and try to inflict more disappointment.

“It was similar to the Oxford United game in that they’ve been struggling at home and the fans will want them to turn that around quickly.

“We need a similar performance to the one we put in against Oxford last weekend, because if we play like that then I’m sure we can pick up the win.

“We are now three unbeaten in the league and we’re desperate to build on that by making it four this weekend.

“Burton were right up at the top of the table last season and they like to play good football, so it should be a good game.

“I think playing away suits us at the moment because the games seem to be much more open and that allows us to play our football.”

White adds it’s also important to put Tuesday night’s game behind them with three points this weekend.

“Tuesday was very disappointing, there’s no hiding the fact we were very unhappy to lose the way we did,” he said.

“We had a poor ten minutes in that game and it cost us. We can’t afford to do that at Burton on Saturday.

“We’ve got to be resolute, keep possession and frustrate the home team by not giving them any time on the ball. If we do that, we can get a positive result.”

John says he’s also happy to play anywhere for the team, as Phil Brown assesses his central defensive options. He added: “I came here to be playing more football and I’m doing that.

“I’ve had a little stint at left back already this season and I’d be more than happy to play in the centre if needed.”

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