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Eastwood: Maximum points the target

13 February 2014

Freddy Eastwood targets six points from Blues' next two home games

Freddy Eastwood has targeted maximum points from Blues two home games in four days, with Exeter City and Hartlepool United set to visit Roots Hall.

Blues haven’t lost at home in the league since Dagenham & Redbridge won 1-0 after Phil Brown’s side had been reduced to ten men after 30 minutes.

And Eastwood, who is now feeling back to full fitness after a frustrating spell on the sidelines, says that form needs to continue between now and the end of the season.

He said: “The next two games are really important because we’ve had a little bit of a dip in the last few games which has been disappointing.

“Our home form has been excellent all season so with two home games coming up we’ve got to be looking to take maximum points from them both.

“We’ve got nine home games left this season in the league, and if we can win seven of those, we should really be in contention come the end of the season.

“To be in with a chance of promotion your home form has to be very good, and ours has been, so we just need to keep that going between now and May.”

What does Eastwood put that change in fortunes down to? “I’d have to say that’s down to the manager’s approach to all the games,” he added.

“We only worry about ourselves. It has maybe been a bit more difficult in the last couple of weeks because we’re a passing team and conditions have been tough.

“The fans have also really played their part giving us the belief and confidence when playing at Roots Hall, and that’s a really important factor.”

The striker himself is delighted to be back to full fitness after his knee injury disrupted what had been an extremely bright start to the season.

With 17 games left between now and the end of the campaign, Eastwood says there’s plenty of time for him to get back to how he was playing before the injury.

He said: “The last couple of weeks in training have been really good for me personally. The injury was really frustrating.

“I’d been playing well and I was full of confidence. The injury then took a little longer to heal than we’d all have liked, but it’s feeling good again now.

“Hopefully I can play a big part between now and the end of the season and rediscover the form I was showing before the injury.”

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