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Bean: Cup game is chance to bury demons

Midfielder believes Chairboys can make amends quickly.

13 August 2018

Wanderers midfielder Marcus Bean says the Chairboys are pleased to have Tuesday's Carabao Cup first round tie with Northampton come around so quickly following the 3-0 league loss to Doncaster on Saturday.

The Blues matched Rovers for the best part of an hour before succumbing to an eventual 3-0 defeat at the Keepmoat Stadium but the chance to make amends arrives on Tuesday evening, when League 2 Northampton make a visit to Adams Park (k.o. 7.45pm).

"It's always good to have another game so quickly after a defeat," said Bean. "We'll be looking to put into action some of the things we've worked on in training and put some demons to rest.

"A cup run could be important for us in terms of building momentum and confidence so we're looking forward to it. The gaffer wants it and so do we," he added.

Doncaster's three goals proved the brutality of life at a higher level, with Wanderers left rueing some missed opportunities at the other end while they watched their opponents discover a clinical streak at just the right time.

"It was a tough lesson for us," Bean explained. "It was pretty even up until the first goal, but we're better than that and we capitulated by our standards.

"It's a difficult league and we know we'll have to defend for long periods and take our chances. We're not happy about the manner of the goals we conceded and we'll pick the bones off that on Monday.

"But the gaffer hasn't had a full squad to pick from yet, which is what he needs to be able to utilise all the tools he's got. The squad is starting to come back and we'll get stronger."

Tickets for Tuesday's cup tie are just £10 for adults and £5 for under 18s; click here for full details.

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