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Dan Bentley: We need to expect the unexpected at Millwall

18 September 2015

Goalkeeper says Blues are ready for clash at the Den against Neil Harris' Lions.

Southend United goalkeeper Dan Bentley says Blues need to ‘expect the unexpected’ when Blues travel to Millwall on Saturday.

Phil Brown’s side will be aiming to return to winning ways following last week’s disappointment, and Bentley admits morale is still high in the camp and the team go into the match in confident mood.

“I’ve been once aged 16 and played there,” the 22-year-old recollects.

“It was hostile at the time but I’m more experienced now and I’ll go there and do what I can do. We can go there and come away with the three points.

“We have to expect the unexpected and be ready for what they throw at us. We want the three points – and a clean sheet, of course!”

It’s Bentley’s first games in the third tier of English football, so how has he found the opening seven matches in League 1?

 “We have to start taking our chances,” he begins.

“We also can’t afford to concede sloppy goals and think we can still come out with something from the game. Those are the two things I’ve noticed from the first six or seven games in this league.

“The Coventry away performance was bitterly disappointing not to win, and we followed that up with a victory against Peterborough. We shouldn’t have been scrambling to get the win at the end. 

“We couldn’t continue that unbeaten run last week but we need to keep looking forward and kicking on now.

“The quality of strikers has been very good and some of the goals we have conceded have been great finishes and the interplay between wingers, central midfielders and strikers is very quick.”

And despite a number of the Blues squad being young, Bentley believes the squad have plenty of experience in the ranks.

“Some of the lads here have played League 1 and some have played higher so we’re very capable of doing well this season,” the number one concludes.

* You can watch the full interview with Dan on Blues Player HD later today.

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