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LATE STARTERS

Posted on 24 March 2006  - 12:00

Ledley King say the knowledge of how other clubs have got on does not play a big part when the team take to the pitch.

Ledley King say the knowledge of how other clubs have got on does not play a big part when the team take to the pitch.

The skipper and boys started the late kick-off against Birmingham last week aware that Arsenal, Blackburn and Bolton had all reaped three points earlier in the day. The response was a 2-0 win over the struggling Blues, a victory Ledley agrees that has left the team feeling better about themselves this week after the late, late blow at Stamford Bridge the weekend before.

"Yes, we were obviously disappointed about the result at Chelsea, but I felt the performance was good," he looked back.

"We knew if we could put on the same kind of show against Birmingham we would have a good chance of winning the game.

"We went out and put on a good professional display and, with Arsenal, Bolton and Blackburn winning earlier, there was a little bit of added pressure.

"I thought we handled that well," he added, before giving his take on kicking off after the classified results have been broadcast.

"You know you have just got to do your job, you know you have to go out there and get your three points - no matter what happens. We are focused and it doesn't really make a difference, we have to go out and win as many games as we can."