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Sturrock pays tribute to front pair

18 November 2012

Manager Paul Sturrock paid tribute to his front pairing following Saturday’s 4-1 demolition of Torquay United.

Strikers Britt Assombalonga and Gavin Tomlin both scored braces in the League Two win at Plainmoor.

And after the match boss Sturrock was quick to praise the duo for their efforts.

“You have to give credit to our front two today as they run Torquay ragged,” Sturrock told the official website.

“Britt had been starting to worry me as he was looking at that superstitious stuff - what boots he was going to wear and else what - I am glad he is back on the scoresheet again. 

“He’s not just a finisher he relates to the other striker. For a young boy he has a great career ahead.”

The win moved Southend up a place in npower League Two to tenth.

It was Sturrock’s fifth match without defeat and the Scot believes he is now starting to get his side playing in the way he envisaged at the start of the season.

“We have been working very hard on the training ground,” he said. 

“We have some good players and everyone fits into the jigsaw puzzle.

“Torquay are a very good side with a system of play that works well for them. But this team is starting to gel now. 

“There’s no point in coming here and getting a result if we don’t build on that in the next two matches.” 

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