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Game management is crucial this weekend says John White

13 October 2017

John White gives his thoughts ahead of tomorrow’s Sky Bet League One game against Wigan Athletic…

John White and the team have been hard at training this week, as they look to rectify what went wrong against Doncaster last weekend.

“This week it has been on us to make a change and react to what happened last week and it’s been a very positive week in terms of training and everything is looking very positive for the weekend.

“Last weekend we had a crazy ten minutes and we are looking at what went wrong and what we need to do to be more resilient.

“This weekend we’ve got a big test ahead, and we need that resilience if we’re going to get something from the game.

“We need to be better as a unit, it’s all of us that have to work together. It needs to start from the front and work its way back, especially at the back we need to be stronger as a unit and be more as one, because that will be a big part of getting a result at the weekend.”

When asked on what the team need to do against high flying Wigan, White added: “I think this weekend is going to be a case of doing what we do best. We're good at pressing, good at closing down and stopping the opposition doing what they want to do.

“We need to stop the momentum of the team, stop their flow in pretty much anyway we can, we need to look at the game management side of things and work on cutting their flow when things are going against us.

"We're not going up to Wigan to try and hold on to whatever we can get, it’s about us going there to put our stamp on them and whether it be a 1-0 or whatever it is we're looking to get back in the run of things."

John White might be linking up with Blues debutant Michael Turner this weekend as Phil Brown looks to feel the gap left by the absence of Anton Ferdinand and Harry Kyprianou.

“Turner’s been out on the training ground this week, and he’s looking very positive ahead of the weekend. It’s a good chance that I’m going to be partnered up with him this weekend.

“He brings a lot of experience to the side. He’s played a lot of games at a higher level and we're going to need every bit of that experience to get us through the game.”

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