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PURKISS FOCUSSED ON POSH

10 February 2014

Defender sets his sights on a winning return...

SADDLERS' defender, Ben Purkiss, has reflected upon our home reverse at the hands of MK Dons on a blustery afternoon here at Banks's Stadium.

"It was a bad day, but thankfully we've not had too many of them this season," he said. "We didn't start the game particularly well and it took us a while to get to grips with things.

"In fact, just as I felt we were starting to get a hold on the game, we had the sending off and went two goals down, which obviously made things even more difficult for us.

"We didn't deal with the conditions, but it was the same for both teams so no excuses there.

"We did okay in the second half; there was certainly room for improvement, but we will take the positives as we always do.

"It means that our unbeaten run has ended and we have to be ready to go again and start another.

"Our preparation for the next game started immediately and we will be ready to go again at Peterborough on Friday evening.

"It's a massive game. They had a good result at the weekend, but we will go there determined to bounce back."

Purkiss slotted into the heart of the back-line following Andy Butler's dismissal just before the break.

"It's a position that I have played in a few times," he added. "I am more than happy to slot in there and do a job when required."

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