Cherries' Robinson insists: We'll try to take the game to them
MIDFIELD maestro Anton Robinson believes Cherries must be brave and rely on their passing principles as the race for the Championship gathers pace. The 25-year-old insists his team will look to take the game to Huddersfield Town in tonight's semi-final, second leg clash at the Galpharm Stadium. Donal McDermott cancelled out Kevin Kilbane's opener to ensure there was nothing between the teams following Saturday's entertaining 1-1 draw at Dean Court. Robinson expects Lee Clark's side to be more attacking in the return fixture as both teams bid to earn a place in the final against either Peterborough United or MK Dons at Old Trafford. But the former Weymouth star, man of the match in the first meeting, says Cherries will play their natural game. Robinson told the Echo: We have got to keep doing the right things, keep trying to get the ball down and play, and stick to what has been getting us positive results. The passing game is what got us back into the tie. They dropped off us, left one striker up and tried to pack the midfield. But we showed bravery to get on the ball in tight situations and tried to create things. That is where the goal came from and where we dominated the game. This is a game made for players that want to show they are brave to get on the ball and make things happen. We have got a team full of winners and everyone showed that on Saturday. Huddersfield are at home and have got to be on the front foot. But we are comfortable playing on the front foot that is our game and that is what we will do tonight. Huddersfield's average home attendance this season is approaching 14,000 but tonight's game is expected to attract more than 16,000 spectators inside the 24,500 all-seater arena. Cherries skipper Jason Pearce is hoping his men can start well and silence the home crowd. The influential defender, who has played every minute of every game this season, said: If we can keep them quiet for the first 20 to 25 minutes, the crowd might turn. Hopefully, we can get the ball down and play, like we did on Saturday, and take the game to them. We play our best when we get the ball down and pass it, and that showed in the first leg.
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