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Martin determined to prove worth

13 October 2012

Goalscorer David Martin is determined to prove to boss Paul Sturrock he is worthy of being in his side.

The former Milwall winger was on target in Saturday’s 3-0 win against Rotherham United.

And following a pre-season chat with the Blues boss, Martin hopes he is finally starting to prove his worth.

“I had a conversation with the gaffer at the start of the season as I wasn’t quite there last year,” he told the official website.

“I said give me a chance this year and I’ll make sure I take it. 

“I feel I am doing that now with an improved performance midweek and then today’s also. 

“Hopefully I can take that into next week now.”

Martin headed home Southend’s third goal of the afternoon in the 72nd minute after good work from Britt Assombalonga.

It capped off a good afternoon for Martin who also created one of Assombalonga’s two goals against the Millers.

“I saw it coming into the back stick and I just followed the flight of the ball,” he recalled. 

“I’m delighted to open my account as that is my first headed goal of my career.

“I’m happy with today as I got an assist and a goal and I am pleased with my all round performance.

“We definitely deserved the three points as we were the better team on the day and all in all it was a very solid team performance.”

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