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Freddy hopes to fire Blues to final

19 February 2013

He's done it twice before, now the striker is hoping to fire Blues to a final for the third time

Freddy Eastwood is hoping he can once again be the man to send Blues in to a final when we take on Leyton Orient on Wednesday in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

The 29-year-old was the man who fired Blues into the LDV Vans Trophy and the League Two play-offs back in 2005.

Freddy was introduced with half an hour gone on Saturday in the 2-1 defeat to Northampton after the sending off of Bilel Mohsni forced Paul Sturrock into a re-shuffle.

The striker, who has spent a while out with injury, showed real promise as he went close on a number of occasions to getting on the score sheet. 

And he is now hoping he can keep his place in the team for the visit of Orient on Wednesday night. 

Freddy said: “I don’t really remember too much about the last time I scored to send Southend into a final as it was a long time ago.

“Hopefully I can do the same again on Wednesday if I get another chance in the team.

“I was a little bit surprised to get the call from the Gaffer with only half-an-hour gone but obviously the red card changed things.

“I was pleased with how I played but obviously it was a disappointment to lose the game so late on.

“We battled really hard and managed to get ourselves level so it was a big blow to concede so late.

“I went close to scoring a couple of times but hopefully I will be able to find the back of the net on Wednesday.

“It’s been difficult in the last few weeks with injury and I haven’t played as much as I’d have liked to so far this season.

“Hopefully I showed what I can do and that will be enough to earn me a place in the team on Wednesday night.

“It’s a massive game for the Club. For me personally it would be my first time going to Wembley.

“I’ve never been there before so to go there with Southend would make it even more special.”

An exclusive interview with Freddy is available on Blues Player.

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