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TEST AHEAD

Posted on 4 October 2007  - 12:00

Paul Robinson is anticipating a tricky encounter as Anorthosis Famagusta seek to restore some pride after the heavy 6-1 defeat at the Lane two weeks ago.

Paul Robinson is anticipating a tricky encounter as Anorthosis Famagusta seek to restore some pride after the heavy 6-1 defeat at the Lane two weeks ago.

It should be a case of getting our passport stamped for entry into the group stage tonight, but Robbo insists the squad want to get the job done properly with a clean sheet and a couple of goals to boost the aggregate score.

"We are not expecting an easy game, we know we did well at our place in winning 6-1 and they will be playing for pride," reasoned the goalkeeper. "We've got to keep it tight, not let them have any goals and hopefully get a couple more ourselves.

"I'm not sure what side we'll be putting out yet as the manager has not given us any clues, but I'm playing, I know that!

"Looking back we did very well in the UEFA Cup last season to get where we got in our first campaign back in Europe for a long time. Hopefully we can emulate and improve on that. We will be looking for a win going into the group stage, get through that and then you never know what might happen."

It is matters on the domestic front that the boys will looking to address on return from Cyprus, with a trip to Anfield to take on Liverpool next on the fixture list.

"We've had a poor start to the season, there is no shying away from it," added Robbo. "We have not played particularly badly but results have not gone our way. We've had a couple of reasonable performances without taking anything, but the table doesn't lie and we are down there.

"We've got a couple of tough away games coming up at Liverpool and Newcastle, so it is up to us to get out of it. Hopefully we can take some positives from coming back in the game on Monday.

"We got back up there last season, we need to do the same again and we will do."

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