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Putting it right

Posted on 21 September 2008  - 12:00

David Bentley admits the lads don't like what they see when they look at the Premier League table at the moment and they are determined to put things right.

Putting it right

David Bentley admits the lads don't like what they see when they look at the Premier League table at the moment and they are determined to put things right.

The first chance to do that arrives against Wigan Athletic this afternoon (Sunday, September 21) and a 3pm kick-off at the Lane against Steve Bruce's men.

It's an opportunity to build on the first win of the campaign - Thursday night's UEFA Cup success against Wisla Krakow - and deposit three points into the league account.

"It is difficult and we don't like looking at the table at the moment," said the midfielder, on target on Thursday night. "But we are only four games in and have time to put things right.

"Starting from over the next few games, we have got to get some wins.

"Pressure is good and that is what you want from football. It is there whether you are at the top or the bottom of the table.

"The reason we are where we are is because we have not performed. For whatever reason, that has been the case, everyone is feeling it and it is not nice.

"We are trying to put things right because it has not quite clicked for us so far.

"When you concede an early goal it can be difficult, you do not get that freedom to express yourself and it can become a bit dogged."

'Bents' knows Steve Bruce's men will provide a tough challenge. "They are a difficult team to play against and they have some technically gifted players as well. Steve Bruce has got them playing in an effective way that works for them - we will have to deal with that and try and take control of the game."