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Adam Thompson: We won't forget the play-off heartbreak against Burton Albion

18 December 2014

Defender aiming to get the right result against the Brewers for the start of another good run in Sky Bet League Two.

Southend United defender Adam Thompson says Blues still remember agonisingly heading out of last season's Sky Bet League Two play-offs against Burton Albion, and wants Blues to get revenge on Friday evening.

The Brewers head down to Roots Hall for the 7.45 kick off, and Thompson says that a win against Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's side, could see a change of fortune for Phil Brown's team.

“We want to get rid of the inconsistency,” Thompson says. “We need to find consistency in our play, and that starts from tomorrow.

“It's a big game for both teams. They have lots of good players and are a good side, who have done well over the last couple of years, with play-off finishes.

“We definitely haven't forgotten about what happened last season. It really hurt. It's set up to be a great game; we're both attacking teams and they'll be a really tough test for us. We both have aspirations of doing well this season. 

Defensively, the options for Brown have been boosted with the return from suspension of Thompson, whilst John White and Ben Coker are also on the comeback trail.

And the 22-year-old believes competition in the squad is a good thing, particularly in the Christmas period.

“If you play well you stay in the team. The Gaffer's very fair when it comes to game-time. We have competition back in defence again.

“I'm back from suspension and Cokes is coming back well. I'm aiming to get back in the team after being suspended for the game against Wycombe Wanderers.

“I feel I've done well this season, playing at centre back and right back. We've generally been winning games when I've played which is pleasing.”

Tomorrow will be the first Friday night game of the season for Blues at Roots Hall, and Tommo is looking forward to playing under the lights.

“Friday nights at Roots Hall is something I prefer. The atmosphere is good and there always a bit of slip on the grass. We normally turn up for big games and we want to get the right result tomorrow.

“It's a key time for us now. If we get a few wins in this Christmas period, we will be in a good position for the beginning of the New Year.”

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