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31 December 2013

Mark wants to be more profitable on the road

Mark Robins’ aim ahead of 2014 is for his side to earn more points on the road – starting with Burnley tomorrow.

“The confidence is high and I can see a progression in the performances,” said Mark. “Burnley will be a different type of match to the Yeovil one and one of our aims ahead of the second half of the season is to pick up more points away from home. 

“Our performances over the last two months have steadily improved, culminating in a really good performance against Derby County and a similar one against Yeovil Town. I was very pleased with the Yeovil result and performance.”

Burnley are yet to be beaten on home soil and are still well in the mix for automatic promotion.

“The memory of our home game against Burnley is still fairly fresh, as it will be for them. They have enjoyed a fantastic first half to the season and we know that they are a really good team. They are the only team in the league who are undefeated on home soil, which presents us with a great opportunity. 

“We have played in some tough games of late and are in good shape after them,” Mark continued. “The Brighton game was extremely hard and we had to put in a different type of performance to get anything from it. In the second half against Derby we were as good as we have been this season and maybe didn’t get the rub of the green.”

James Vaughan is still a doubt with a knee injury, but Town have new no injury worries to contend with. 

“We should be as we were with regard to the squad; there is nothing new to report,” Mark said. “The players who have been out are getting closer to a return, one of those being Matt Crooks. He has suffered a few setbacks, but hopefully I will be able to have a look at him during the second half of the season. Had he been fit he would have been involved before now.”

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