Ben Alnwick hungry to bounce back to winning ways

Ben Alnwick is determined to bounce back at the first time of asking in tonight’s match against Birmingham City after Friday’s narrow defeat to Leeds United.

The 31-year-old believes there were plenty of positives to be taken from the Whites’ performance at Elland Road which can give the team optimism for this evening's game.

“It was frustrating that we started poorly in the first 10 minutes” Alnwick told “But credit to us, we got that goal and ended the game really strongly.

“We played some great football and looked like the team that were going to score near the end.

“I think anyone watching will see that we gave everything for the shirt and on another day we would have got something.

“We’ve been on a good run and picked up some good points against Aston Villa and Sheffield Wednesday, so we just need to get our feet back on the ground and go again.”

Just three points and one place separate Wanderers and Birmingham in the Sky Bet Championship table after the Easter weekend fixtures, and the goalkeeper says that the team are fired up for the clash.

“You don’t need any motivation for a match like this,” he said ahead of the clash.

“It’s a massive game - everyone knows how big it is, so everyone will be there full throttle and ready for it.”

The shot-stopper is also aiming to give the fans something to cheer about tonight after praising them for yet another strong showing on Good Friday.

“The fans have been coming in their numbers and they’re always outstanding,” he explained. 

“I’m sure they can see that the lads give everything for the club and we’ll be looking to get those points tonight."

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