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Smith feeling confident

15 November 2012

Goalkeeper Paul Smith feels his sides recent run of clean sheets has been down to the confidence everyone has in each other.

Southend United have kept five shutouts in their last eight outings.

And keeper Smith said that was down the belief everyone had in their teammates.

“We have the confidence in each other to do our jobs,” Smith told the official website.

“There’s no struggling here with confidence and we know we have ability throughout the side.

“We have been doing really well recently and that is shown by the amount of clean sheets we have kept in recent games.

“The manager has worked on a few things in training which has helped us get a good understanding of each other. 

“A settled back four helps and with the rapport we have with each other on the training ground, that carries through into games.”

Following last weekend’s 0-0 draw with Port Vale, Southend now face the long trip to Torquay United.

The Gulls, eighth in League Two, are yet to lose at Plainmoor in the league this season.

But despite that fact Smith remains confident that his Blues teammates can continue their good run on the road.

“Away from home in the last few games we have done well,” he said.

“It just goes to show the application and desire away from home to get results and sit on the coach for a few hours with three points under our belts.

“We have had a good weeks training and we look forward to the game Saturday and getting that result.”

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