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Tomlin targets Daggers goal

6 September 2012

Striker Gavin Tomlin hopes to score against his former side Dagenham and Redbridge on Saturday.

Tomlin spent two seasons under John Still making 43 appearances and scoring two goals before exiting in the summer.

And having scored his first goal in Southend colours on Tuesday night, he now hopes to follow that up against the Daggers.

“I wasn’t relieved to have scored on Tuesday just happy to do so,” he told the official website.

“It was my fifth game and I’ve hit the post and had a header cleared off the line so I was just pleased to score.

“I knew my first goal was coming and it was just a matter of time and thankfully we got a penalty and I was able to convert it.

“I want a lot of goals this season and hopefully I can get another when we play Dagenham.”

Tomlin has formed an impressive looking partnership with on loan forward Britt Assombalonga.

The pair have found their feet in recent weeks, with Watford loanee Assombalonga netting in the Blues last two league outings.

And Tomlin hopes to use his experience to help improve the 19-year-olds game. 

“When you play in a partnership as a striker you need to understand each other,” he said.

“So the more you play with each other you get a better feeling of each other’s strengths and weaknesses. As you can see with Britt and me we are now starting to understand each other.

“I really enjoy seeing younger players flourish and reach their full potential so I keep encouraging Britt and hopefully he will go on to big things.”

Supporters can still purchase tickets for Saturday’s match against Dagenham at Roots Hall (3pm) from the Blues Box Office by calling 08444 77 00 77 or by visiting our online ticketing site.

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