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Prosser: We can't afford to go behind

4 October 2012

Defender Luke Prosser admits that Southend United can’t afford to keep going behind before they start playing.

Blues have rescued three of their last five matches from losing positions to secure a share of the spoils.

And Prosser believes that has to change against League Two’s bottom side Barnet at Roots Hall on Saturday.

“We seem to have to go behind and concede a goal before we get going,” the former Port Vale defender told the official website.

“Barnet though have been struggling of late so you have to look at it as a game we have to take three points from.

“They probably aren’t expecting to win so the pressure is off them.

“But we can’t take them lightly as we will still have to go out there and perform the same as we did on Tuesda.

“That means putting the pressure on them early on and trying to get a quick goal.”

Prosser came back into the starting line-up against Exeter City two weeks ago after sitting out with a calf problem.

He replaced Mark Phillips in defence after he picked up a groin injury in the previous match.

Injuries will again be a feature before Saturday’s match with Barnet, but Prosser is confident that his teammates will rally for the three points.

“We haven’t really had a settled back four with injuries and the gaffer making changes which hasn’t helped,” he said.

“The squad is pretty thin at the moment so we have to all rally together with what we have.

“The gaffer will have a quick count up before Saturday but whoever is out there I know will give it their best and hopefully that will be enough to get three points.”

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