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Corr: Great to be back among goals

19 October 2013

Striker delighted with two goals and the togetherness of Blues in win over Fleetwood Town

Barry Corr has set his sights on finishing as one of the league’s top scorers after firing Southend United to a 2-0 win against Fleetwood Town on Friday night.

Corr, who hadn’t found the back of the net since the opening day of the season, scored a goal in either half to win the game for Phil Brown’s side.

The striker admits his first goal gave him a sense of relief, but hopes his double will kick start a hot-streak in front of goal.

He said: “I think I was a bit relieved to get that first goal because it’s been a long while and as a striker that does play on your mind.

“But it was great to get that first goal and I think that gave me a lot of confidence when stepping up for the penalty in the second half.

“Even if I hadn’t got that first goal, I would still have had the confidence to take the penalty.

“Conor Clifford wanted it but there was no chance. Hopefully now I’ve scored that one I’ll be on penalties until I miss one.

“I said at the start of the season I want to score as many goals as possible, more than last season, and be right up near the top of the charts.

“Hopefully this double will be a sign of things to come and I can add some more to the three I’ve got now.

“It was nice to get a couple of goals up against Cressy, but I won’t be bragging too much as we have to play them again.”

While delighted with his two goals, he was also delighted with the team spirit and togetherness of Blues.

He said: “It gives every player a lift when you know your team mates are giving their absolute everything and working so hard.

“We all worked for each other and it was great. The crowd responded to that and it created a fantastic atmosphere.

“The three results have shown we can match anyone in this division and that we are a side full of quality.

“The confidence among the team is really high and we’re already looking forward to Dagenham on Tuesday night.”

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