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16 January 2016

Pitman understands the need for squad rotation as Town look for promotion and is pleased with his scoring form so far

Brett Pitman insists it’s a squad game, although is hoping to get the nod to start this afternoon following his dramatic winner against Leeds in midweek.

The Blues take on Preston at Portman Road today, with Brett, Freddie Sears, Daryl Murphy and Luke Varney all vying for a place up front.

However the striker realises it is a squad game and that the team comes first, with the former Bournemouth man delighted with his and Town’s impact in recent weeks.

“Obviously it’s a squad game and we’ve got some very good strikers at the Club, arguably four or five of the best in the division,” added Brett.

“We all want to start games, but making a contribution when you are on the pitch is the main thing, whether that is from the start or from off the bench.

“Coming on and scoring the winner is a great feeling and hopefully that could put me in the frame for today’s game but either way, I’m just happy contributing to the team. The gaffer knows what I’m all about.

“It was the same at Bournemouth last year, there was a lot of rotation and you need that over the course of a season. You’re never going to win promotion by playing the same starting 11 each week; the league is too unforgiving for that.


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“It’s certainly a squad game and you need everyone ready to do a job when required. I think we showed our strength in depth by the quality we had on the bench.

“So it’s just about performing and contributing when your chance does come your way and hopefully I’ve proven that with a winner against Leeds. Getting the three points is the most important thing and hopefully we can have more of the same today.”


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