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Cresswell: Next few days are crucial

26 March 2013

Defender says next fews days will prove vital for the remainder of the season

Ryan Cresswell says Blues face a crucial three days before facing Bradford City in League 2 on Friday afternoon.

The defender, who says he will always be thankful to former boss Paul Sturrock, believes the next few days are vitally important as Blues look to adapt to new manager Phil Brown’s footballing philosophy.

He said: “I can’t thank Paul enough for everything he has done for me and the team this year. He gave me the opportunity to come to Southend and I’ve really enjoyed working with him this season.

“I'm grateful to Paul and Graham (Coughlan), who is still here with us of course. Phil has come in now and we've got to move on and make sure we take on board everything he's asking us to do.

“The next few days are really important because there will be fresh ideas coming in and we as players have got to take that on board and try to make sure we put it into practice on Friday against Bradford.

“It’s going to be a big game for us as we look to get back to winning ways. I’ve been impressed with Phil since he came in on Monday and spoke to us. He took his first session with us today (Tuesday) and it was good.

“There’s going to be quite a lot for the lads to take in because he’s got ideas he wants to get across to us so the next three days are absolutely crucial in terms of getting it right on Friday and Monday against Fleetwood.”

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