Pierre calls for Blues to play hard

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AARON Pierre has called for his Wanderers team mates to go the extra mile in what he described as a must win game for the club against Bristol Rovers tomorrow.

Three clubs are all on 47 points straddling either side of the relegation trapdoor and two of them, Wanderers and Rovers, lock horns in a basement battle at Adams Park that will go a long way to deciding who could face the drop into non league football.

Pierre showed the levels of determination Blues are going to need to come out on top in the scrap, scoring a crucial goal against Northampton in another relegation six pointer on Good Friday before playing through the pain barrier three days later.

He said he was following the example set by former England skipper John Terry in putting the side before himself in an attempt to win at all costs.

And the young centre half, Wanderers' star performer in recent weeks, was in bullish mood ahead of the showdown against the Gas - saying it's a question of when, not if, Blues claim all three points.

The 19-year-old said: "It's definitely a must win game. When we beat them, it gives us more confidence and less pressure. When we play Torquay on the final day we've got all that confidence, all that energy, so when we win that we'll stay up, 100 per cent.

"Our aim is to stay in the league - we don't want to be a non league club. We have to win regardless of any other team in the bottom three. We have to win games and whatever happens, happens. If we win our games, we've done all we can do."

Pierre was in hospital on Friday night after injuring his shoulder in a fall against Northampton, but he was patched up and put out against Fleetwood Town on Monday despite suffering from heavy bruising.

He said: "If the club or the gaffer needs me to be playing and I feel OK then I'll give my best and help the team out as much as I can. You have to play as hard as you can, the best you can, even through little niggles. John Terry does it all the time - he's at the top of his game and if he can do it, why can't people like me do it?"

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