Full back Josh Law wants to turn the club’s Checkatrade Trophy form into the league as Southend United visit tomorrow afternoon.
Athletic beat Walsall to progress to the last 16 of the competition on Tuesday night and the full back admitted the priority remains on the club’s league position.
He said: “We have done alright in the cups, baring the Lincoln result, but it’s all about getting the three points in the league now because we’re getting to an important stage of the season with the Christmas period.
“If we can get a few wins it will be a lot better.”
The Shrimpers, managed by Phil Brown, travel to SportsDirect.com
Park tomorrow afternoon and Law knows what to expect from them.
“We have worked on them,” he commented. ”The gaffer has informed us that they are quite direct and they have a lot of experience in their squad and they are good at what they do.
"Two months ago they were in a similar position to us in the league but they have got a few wins under their belts, got some confidence and now they are pushing on the play offs so that’s how quickly it can change.
“We are the home team so it’s about what we do and how we approach the game.
“They are going to be direct, it’s going to be a physical battle but as long as we can match that, play our own game and hopefully we can take the three points."
Law was one of the players who visited the Oldham Foodbank on Wednesday and he spoke openly about the visit.
“It’s quite sad to see,” he said. “It was good to go and experience what they have to go through.
“We took some food down to help them out a little bit but it’s amazing what they do down there.
“You’re walking through and you see baby food on the shelf and it’s a massive eye opener.
“It was good to see how privileged we really are and a very eye opening experience.”
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