Aug 4 2011 By Greg Burns
BEN Strevens is hoping to pick up where left off last season if he gets the starting nod on Saturday.
The 31-year-old striker earned hero-status among Blues fans with two winning goals at Bury and a strike on the final day of the season to help Wanderers win promotion.
The ex-Brentford striker endured a tough season in front of goal with just two goals in the 29 games before the end of season drama.
Strevens said: "I had a spell out of the side and came back in towards the end and did fairly well and got a few vital goals.
“It is always the way that when you feel like you're flying the season ends so hopefully that confidence I gained from the goals at the end of the season will help me start the season well.”
Strevens will compete with Scott Rendell, Joel Grant, Stuart Beavon, Matt McClure and Elliot Benyon for a starting spot this season but is hoping to claim a shirt for the game against Scunthorpe on Saturday.
He said: "We don't know who is going to start yet because there is a lot of competition for places. We are all working hard and training hard and hoping we get the nod for the first day of the season."