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COUGHLAN | Blues will leave no stone unturned to improve away form

17 October 2016

Blues' Assistant Manager looks ahead to Tuesday night's trip to Bradford City....

Graham Coughlan says Blues will leave no stone unturned in a bid to improve their away form.

Despite positive results at two tough grounds, Sheffield United and Bolton Wanderers, it is on the road where Blues haven’t been hitting the same levels they have managed at Roots Hall.

Four points from those two games are all Blues have to show on their travels, but Coughlan is hoping for a change in fortunes at the Northern Commercials Stadium at Valley Parade after three points against Chesterfield.

“We’ve not been great on the road, for one reason or another,” he said.

“We leave no stone unturned but we can’t quite put our finger on as to why.

“People have spoken about mentality but myself as a player, I used to love going away from home and into the lions den.

“Hopefully Saturday will give the boys a lift and a little bit of confidence because to be honest it has to be better.

“If we don’t fix it we will be trouble, so we need to correct it and hopefully that starts tomorrow.

Bradford currently occupy one of the automatic promotion places, but suffered their first loss of the season at the weekend.

Stuart McCall’s men have won their last three in all competitions at home though and Coughlan knows how tough the challenge will be.

“Bradford comes quick off the back of Chesterfield on Saturday,” he added.

“We’ll do a little bit of work surrounding the players that will play and then on Bradford as well.

“We know all about them, they’re a well-known team in this division and a strong, solid team.

“Our last trip up to Bradford wasn’t a great experience so that will be fresh in our minds as well.

“They’ve taken 12 points from 18 at home so they are a strong home team with a top manager as well.

“But it’s a game we’re looking forward to on the back of Saturday.

“We got a clean sheet and three points so hopefully that’s confidence and momentum for us.”

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