Date: 28th October 2010 at 9:46pm
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Steve Sidwell has said he was proud of the way the squad ‘dug deep’ against Burnley and the game was a classic Cup encounter.

Speaking on the Official Site Sidwell praised the work ethic and the determination of the team to secure progression into the next round of the Cup especially as Burnley were not making it easy with how they approached the game.

‘We knew the longer the game went on, the tougher it would be. It was a traditional cup tie and we knew it was vital to dig deep to get the result we needed. We knew they’d throw everything at us, and that’s what they did.’

A minor annoyance with the game was Sidwell’s own luck in front of goal. He had some good chances (as well as others) than unfortunately went begging, but he knows that along with himself, as long as folks keep getting into good goalscoring positions the goals will come.

‘Goals are a bit shy for us at the moment, I thought it was going to be there for me against Burnley but it’s still that whisker away. As long as I’m in a position to score, I’m sure once I get one, they will start flowing.’

All fans do seem torn on Sidwell, he has yet to hit the heights we expected from him having seen him single handedly destroy us whilst at Reading, but whenever he has been involved his eye for a scoring position can’t be doubted. He’s the closest midfielder I think that we’ve had a for a while that did the old and loved David Platt trick, difference is Sidwell just never seems to have grasped the range yet. If he can do he’s fully capable of getting us 12 goals a season given the positions he does get into, because eventually it’ll just have to click for him.

It’s been a long time coming so far, hopefully we won’t have to wait too much longer because he hasn’t become a bad player overnight and I’d much rather the Sidwell we expected click at B6 instead of another team benefiting from his obvious talents.

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