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Corr hoping for home draw

3 November 2012

Striker Barry Corr is hoping for a home draw in round two of the FA Cup, but he won’t know who Southend have drawn unless he can find the TV.

Goalscorer Corr is in the process of moving from his Rayleigh base.

But the Irishman hopes Southend’s name comes out of the hat first and lands the club a tie at Roots Hall.

“A home draw is what everyone wants,” he told the official website. 

“I probably wont get to see the draw though as I am in the process of moving at the moment.

“The kids don’t let me have any spare time either so I don’t know when I’ll find out the result.”

Corr headed Southend United into a 33rd minute lead against Stockport County on Saturday.

It was his first start since April 2011 and his second goal this season.

And the former Swindon Town striker was pleased to avoid an upset against a good non-league outfit.

“They are a good team,” he said. “I know they are the league below but it is a good league. 

“They put up a good fight but luckily we were able to go on and win the game.

“It was a hard fought game and they are a big team and we cancelled each other out a little bit. 

“But it was good to get the goal and I probably should have done better with a couple of other chances. Maybe it would have looked better if I had finished them.”

Corr finally made his return after nearly 18 months out of action against Exeter City in September.

He came off the bench to score in the 2-1 win before getting sent off a week later at Plymouth Argyle.

The 27-year-old then suffered a groin problem in a friendly at Witham Town before being handed his first start by Sturrock since the end of the 2010/11 season on Saturday.

“I am getting there with my injuries,” he admitted. “I guess when you have been out for a long time like I have then you will get a few niggles. 

“Getting through training sessions is sometimes difficult with the stiffness but that is to be expected. Once I have played four or five games I will be back in the swing on it and I will start feeling a lot better.

“I probably don’t do myself any favours. If I have a little niggle I want to keep playing and training. I think it is just a case of staying on the pitch and your body will strengthen up to it.”

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