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Tomlin: JPT is a big competition for us

2 September 2014

Striker looks ahead to Cambridge cup tie

Striker Gavin Tomlin knows all about playing in the final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

And he would love a repeat of his 2012 Wembley experience with Reds this season.

Gavin played in front of over 43,000 fans at Wembley two years ago with Southend, when they lost 2-0 to Crewe.

Reds have only won once in this competition - a record they will be anxious to improve against Cambridge United tonight at the Checkatrade.com Stadium, kick off 7.45pm.

Gavin said: "It's a massive competition for me. Getting to the final was a great experience and I would love to get there again - and win this time!"

John Gregory will have to make some changes to the team that lost to MK Dons last Saturday with Joe Walsh and Gwion Edwards both on international duty - but Gavin is desperate to play and hopefully score his first goal for the club.

"It's been a frustrating time for me," he added. "I was injured for the first two games and Saturday was only my second 90 minutes so I am catching up a bit in terms of games, but that will come.

"It is no excuse for missing chances though. I should have scored in the last two games and hopefully when the chances come again tonight I can take them. We need to get a result to give us a platform to build on after losing four games in a row. We have to start turning good performances into wins. We are all aware of that but I'm sure it will come."



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