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Ben Coker Previews Northampton Town

5 January 2018

Left back Ben Coker acknowledged that results have been below par of late but is confident in the squad to turn things around.

Blues travel to another side out of form on Saturday in Northampton Town, who are one of the four teams in the relegation zone.

And Coker said they have to be resilient away from home to grind out a result.

“Since I’ve been back in the team results have been inconsistent. We had a good result against Charlton and then the other three or four have been disappointing.

“All we’ve got to do is work as hard as we possibly can and get back to basics; work hard, be hard to beat and I think we’ll be alright.

“You’ve got to work through these situations. You’re going to have bad runs and you’re going to have good runs, but I think we just have to work through.

“That’s what we’ve always done and we’ll come out the other side alright.

“We look at every game to win the game. We’ve got to be a lot more tighter, a lot more compact, especially away from home and look to nick a goal and stay solid. That’s the way we’ve got to go about it now.”

Coker returned from injury against Bradford in December and played every game over the Christmas period.

And he believes it was the hard work in his four months out that got him through.

“On Monday I thought ‘how am I going to get through this game?’

“I’ve done a lot of work, I’ve been working really hard with Doug and Benji over the period I was out so that’s go me through it.

“I’ve come out the other side and I’m looking to push on.”


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