Chadwell Chatter - James Collins

James Collins blogs for ahead of Saturday's trip to Queens Park Rangers
Hello everyone.

Saturday's game against Queens Park Rangers is must-win for us after the disappointment of last week. They're fighting against relegation and we need to be beating them, we know that.

We need a clean sheet to give us the base to go on and win and that's the same in any game. Last week we were disappointed with the goals, and me personally too.

Clean sheets are vital in any game and we haven't had one for a while, so to get back on track with five games to go would be nice on Saturday.

The next three we play are against teams in the relegation scrap - QPR, Burnley and Aston Villa. I've been in that position and it's tough. They're fighting for their lives and have everything to play for.

We're not expecting an easy game, that's for sure. The crowd will get behind them and they've got some good players there so we'll have to be on our toes.

If a team scores against you early doors when you're in that situation, you wonder how you're going to get back in the game.

We'll be looking to get off to a good start, score an early goal and go on to win the game.

They've got a couple of dangerous frontmen in Austin and Zamora and you've just got to defend well against them. Bobby is a big, strong lad who holds the ball up well and can obviously score a goal.

Charlie Austin has scored God knows how many goals this year, so we're going to have to be on our toes and defend as well as we can.

It's strange for someone to score that number of goals and for a team to still be in a relegation battle, you don't see that too often. Credit to himself, he's scored a different variety of goals too.

It's a massive focus for us to make this the best season since we've been back in the Premier League. The last 12 or 13 games have been bitterly disappointing and we haven't got as many points as we wanted, especially after the start we had.

To finish the last five games with as many wins as possible to move into next season would be great. We know we've got to up our performances to do that - that's what we've been working on in training looking ahead to the weekend.

See you on Saturday!