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Spillane can't wait for debut

24 January 2013

Mickey Spillane says the extra week to settle in may have helped

Mickey Spillane can’t wait to make his debut for Blues this Saturday, and says he’s glad he’s had time to settle in.

The midfielder admitted it can sometimes be difficult to go straight into a new team a couple of days after signing. Saturday’s postponement means he’s had over a week to get to know his teammates and he’s now ready to pull on the Blues shirt against Chesterfield.

“I knew quite early that the game last Saturday was off and in a sense that’s a good thing as it’s given me more time on the training pitch,” he said.

“The lads have been great and I’ve settled in well. It’s always a little odd when you’re at a new club but they’ve made it easy for me.

“It was strange on Tuesday – one of my first sessions and we were at the David Beckham Academy. Dagenham were there too and were in the opposite dressing room. I made sure I got the right one.

“Training has been a little disrupted because of the weather but we’ve been able to get out on the pitch enough to work on some things.

“I just can’t wait to make my debut now. It’s been a bit longer than expected obviously because of the postponement but I’m raring to go for Saturday.”

Mickey has already played against Chesterfield this season, and was on the winning side. And he’s hoping to make it a double this weekend.

“I went there earlier in the season with Dagenham and we won 2-1 so hopefully we can do the same this weekend,” he added. 

“They are a good side who are pushing for the play-offs just like ourselves. I did have an opportunity to go there as well, but to me it’s just another game.

“I was really impressed by Southend and I made my decision to come here, so I’m now looking forward to stepping out on the pitch for the first time as a Southend player.”

An interview with Mickey will be on Blues Player later.

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