"These games are important to me because they give me a chance to show the gaffer what I can do"
Idris El Mizouni said him and the Town squad are well up for the challenge as the Blues head to Gillingham for a Papa John's Trophy clash this evening.
Paul Cook is expected to make some changes to Saturday's side against Accrington, with midfielder Idris a contender for a starting spot.
"These games are important to me because they give me a chance to show the gaffer what I can do," the 21-year-old said.
"I want to impress him and show that I can be selected if needed.
"It's the same for the other lads. They will want to make a good impression and then when the gaffer next picks the team, he might think of you.
"We know it will be a test and I think those that could be involved are looking forward to it."
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