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Prosser: Let's build some momentum

13 November 2013

Prosser wants to make it three wins in a row at Exeter, which will mark his 100th appearance for Blues if he plays

Luke Prosser will make his 100th appearance for Southend United should he feature against Exeter City on Saturday, and if he does, he wants Blues to continue to build momentum as we approach a busy period of the season.

Prosser has missed just three of Blues’ 18 games so far this term, and has played a part in six of the eight clean sheets Blues have kept – including the last two against Mansfield Town and Morecambe.

The defender now wants Blues to pick up a positive result against Exeter, a side who Blues have not beaten away from home since 1999.

He said: “We went to Morecambe in the FA Cup on Saturday and put in a really good performance. Everything about the day went to plan.

“There was talk about never having won against them so it was nice to put that to bed with an emphatic win and to keep the momentum going.

“Apart from the defeat to Dagenham & Redbridge when we went down to ten men very early, and the poor performance at Newport County, we have been doing well recently. 

“We’ve won four of the last six league games so we’re playing with confidence and we want to keep the momentum going because it’s really important to have that during the Christmas and New Year period.”

Prosser’s 99th appearance came at Morecambe last weekend when he was forced to play wearing a headband to protect the six stitches he had below his left eyebrow following a clash of heads with Mansfield forward Matt Rhead in his previous outing.

But the defender was still able to face Morecambe and was delighted to pick up another clean sheet, the Shrimpers’ eighth of the current campaign.

“We’ve done well defensively this season and I think every time we’ve won we’ve kept a clean sheet and it would be nice to do that again at Exeter,” said Prosser.

“We want to get a good level of consistency in to our game now because we’ve shown we can beat any team in this league when we’re on form.”

And Prosser, who has been with Blues since the summer of 2010, is keen for the team to be at their best against an Exeter who sit sixth in the League Two table.

“Exeter have done well so far this season, they’re just above us in the table but we’ve done well in our last two games and want to make it three,” said Prosser.

“We’re certainly pushing for promotion this year, we have a good team here now and we want to get on a good run to get even higher up the table.”

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