Southend United’s Michael Timlin wants to rediscover his best form as Blues bid to bounce back against Exeter City on Saturday.
The Blues midfielder feels he hasn’t been at his best in recent weeks.
And following Tuesday’s defeat, Southend’s first in six matches, Timlin is eager to be at his best for the Grecians visit to Roots Hall.
“At the moment I feel my form has dipped a bit and I think that is as a factor of not doing a pre-season,” Timlin told the official website.
“That’s taken its toll with the games coming thick and fast but I am going to keep doing what the manager is asking of me and hopefully turn the corner.
“As long as the team is getting the results then that is the main thing but I’d like to be playing a bit better.”
Tuesday’s 1-0 defeat at the Priestfield was manager Paul Sturrock’s sides first loss in four weeks.
Next-up is third placed Exeter City, who have won all three of their league matches on the road this season.
And former Fulham trainee Timlin is eager to bounce back straight away with another win on home soil.
“If we want to do well this season then we have to bounce back from when we have disappointments,” he said.
“We have to show a reaction on Saturday against Exeter and hopefully get back to winning ways.
“Exeter have some very good players who know how to pass the ball.
“It is a team we can’t take lightly as in my opinion they are going to be one of the top teams this season.
“But we are concentrating on our own game though and ensuring we do the right things.”
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