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Spicer not concerned by start

23 August 2012

John Spicer insisted he wasn’t reading too much into Southend United’s start to the season.

Spicer, 28, made his full debut in Tuesday’s 2-0 defeat at Oxford United at the Kassam Stadium.

It was a result that sent Southend to the bottom of League Two, albeit after two games, and the former Notts County midfielder felt it was irrelevant at this point in the season.

“Oxford was always going to be a tough game with eleven men let alone ten,” he told the official website.

“That made it harder but I wouldn’t read too much into losing the first two games as you can lose back-to-back games at anytime in the season.

“Our luck for the first couple of games hasn’t been the best to be honest.

“But they say you make your own luck and once we get our first win it will kick start the season and we can go on a little run.”

Along with three straight defeats in all competitions Southend are also seeking their first goal this season.

Spicer hopes that will come against Northampton Town on Saturday as Paul Sturrock takes his team to the Sixfields Stadium.

 “At the moment we haven’t scored in our first three games,” he said.

“You obviously need to score goals to win games but we need to just get back to playing well and the goals will take care of themselves.”

“It will be tough against Northampton but I reckon we can get something.

“I don’t know much about their side but I know Aidy Boothroyd puts together strong, organised teams so I would expect them to be a promotion favourite.”

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