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Home form crucial, says Woolford

31 October 2013

Midfielder speaks in The Lion

Martyn Woolford admits that he and his team-mates will have to be at their very best if they are to overcome League leaders Burnley on Saturday.

Steve Lomas' men are looking to build on a recent upturn in fortunes at The Den where they have picked up seven points from the last nine available, and Woolford, who talks at-length in the weekend's edition of The Lion, says home form will be vital if they are to enjoy a successful season.

"For any team to do well you need to have that ability to win games at home," Woolford says. "Since I've been here we've not quite done as well as what we should have at The Den. But by the same token there have been signs in recent games that we are beginning to turn a corner here.

"The crowd are an important factor, and we know that if we are at it from the first minute then the fans will respond and back us along the way. It's up to us to come out of the blocks firing."

Burnley, managed by former Lion Sean Dyche, arrive at The Den on an incredible run of form which has seen them climb to the top of the Championship table, but Woolford, 28, says the team will be more concerned with playing to their own strengths than those of the opposition.

"If we can go out there on Saturday and show the same intensity that we did against QPR two weeks ago, display the same desire and fight for one another, then we will hopefully get a positive result.

"You need to respect your opponents, especially teams like Burnley who are in great form, but we also have to play to our own strengths."

To hear more from Woolford, pick up your copy of The Lion from around the ground for just £3 on Saturday.

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