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Bentley: Back to basics

19 September 2013

Goalkeeper says Blues must do the basics right as they look to end their winless run

Daniel Bentley believes Blues must go back to basics in order to end their four-game losing streak at Bury on Saturday.

Bentley also thinks Blues need the rub of the green slightly when they head to Gigg Lane.

He said: “Our form has turned on its head after three wins but it’s all about the character we show, and the determination.

“We’ve got to make sure we do things the right way, in a way we need to get back to the basics and do the little things well.

“If we keep it simple and cut out the errors, our form will turn. We also need things to go our way a little bit.

“We’ve made some errors which have cost us. Against Scunthorpe we were the better team until their goal.

“Coker has been solid all season but as a defender, or a goalkeeper, nine times out of ten an error will lead to a goal.

“It’s been the same away from home, we’ve put in some good performances but silly errors have let us down. Hopefully we can put in another good performance and get the result to match it this weekend.”

The 20-year-old says the first goal on Saturday could be crucial, but says as a goalkeeper his focus is on a first clean sheet in five games.

He said: “I try to instil a ‘we will not concede’ mentality into the players because that’s my aim every game.

“If I keep a clean sheet we don’t lose the game so it’s always important.

“I think the first goal will play a big part on Saturday, getting that will give us a big confidence boost.

“We’ve created chances and opportunities but we’ve got to make sure we take advantage of them on Saturday.”

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