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The Ashes 2013/14: Tim Bresnan hopes to produce another memorable display in Melbourne

Tim Bresnan: Returned in last week's Test defeat in Perth

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England bowler Tim Bresnan hopes to make another big impact at Melbourne in the fourth Ashes Test.

Bresnan returned in last week's Test in Perth, but could not prevent England from losing the urn following a 150-run defeat by Australia.

England will return to the scene of possibly Bresnan's best display to date when they attempt to regain some pride against the dominant hosts next week.

It was in Melbourne three years ago that he helped James Anderson and Chris Tremlett bowl Australia out for 98 on day one and the paceman admits he has a point to prove.

"I'm looking forward to it," he said. "Obviously, I have special memories there.

"I hope we can repeat some of that.

Bresnan – England must prove class

"Boxing Day should be pretty easy to get up for - there will be 98,000 or 100,000 people in there.

"If you can't get up for that, you're wrong in the head or something."

Sombre mood

Bresnan admits morale was low in the England camp after their dismal defeats in the series, but still believes the tourists can win the remaining matches.

"It was pretty sombre actually after the last day in Perth," he said.

"We're obviously disappointed to lose the series ... but if we bounce back well, I think we can make it 3-2."

The performance of Ben Stokes was one of the rare positives for England as he struck a maiden Test century.

Bresnan insists he was not surprised by Stokes' batting display and feels he has strengthened the fragile batting order.

"We're obviously disappointed to lose the series ... but if we bounce back well, I think we can make it 3-2."

Tim Bresnan

"Ben Stokes played out of his skin - and the way we played in the second innings to take it into the last day on that pitch, we can take a lot of confidence out of that," he said.

"I think we've now found a solid number three [Joe Root] and a solid number six [Stokes].

"A lot of people inside the changing room knew Stokesy had it in him, to be able to do something like that.

"Now he's shown the world he can play like that, and get big runs at Test level."