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Sturrock calls for home improvement now

21 November 2012

Manager Paul Sturrock has now called upon his team to develop their home form following Tuesday’s latest away win.

The Blues climbed within three points of the automatic promotion spots with a 4-0 win at AFC Wimbledon yesterday.

It was their second consecutive win on the road, but Sturrock now wants his side to address results at Roots Hall.

“The problem is in the last two home games we have scored no goals,” Sturrock told the official website. 

“The key is now Saturday against Rochdale.

“If we can put a winning formula to our home form and still perform like this away then we will start careering up this league.”

Blues once again scored four goals on the road, as a brace from Gavin Tomlin along with strikes from Ryan Cresswell and Barry Corr earned Southend all three points.

But despite the comfortable scoreline Sturrock was left disappointed with the teams performance in the opening 45 minutes.

“We looked a bit sluggish and we didn’t play well in the first half,” he said. “But I am very pleased with the teams general performance in the second half.

“The front two were disappointing tonight but they did have two strong centre backs that didn’t give us a minute on the ball.

“After half-time they started to develop our game. We work very hard on our set pieces and so I am glad to get something from them.

“We have gained confidence through recent results and having Tamika in front of the back four, who does a quiet but important role, has helped the jigsaw pieces start to fit together.”

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