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13 December 2013

Boss seeking home formula on the road

Having made significant strides towards sorting out their home form following a seven game unbeaten run at The Den, The Lions now turn their attentions towards improving their away record.

Steve Lomas' men have picked up a solitary point from their last five road trips since recording their only away win to date, at Charlton on 21st September, and the manager is well aware that things have to change.

"We don't want to be seen as a soft touch away from home, but our recent results suggest there is a danger of that happening," he admitted.

"We have conceded early in each of our last three away matches, which hasn't helped, but of those, we played very well at Reading and probably deserved to win, could certainly have got something at Bolton where we conceded the third goal late on while chasing an equaliser, and only at Leicester we we poor and deserved nothing.

"Thankfully, we showed great character to bounce back and pick up four points from the next two games after Leicester, and we now have to play with the same levels of commitment and intensity we showed against Forest and Wigan when we face Blackburn on Saturday.

"They are a good side, particularly on their own patch, and we know that we are unlikely to get anything there unless we perform to our highest standard. That's our challenge and with the confidence gained from the last two results, it's one we are capable of meeting."

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