Winger aiming to make the game against Cambridge a momentum-builder heading into a busy festive period.
Southend United winger David Worrall is aiming to make his first trip to Cambridge United a successful one, as Blues head into a busy Christmas period.
And Worrall is looking forward to coming up against an old friend when the two sides meet on Boxing Day at the Abbey Stadium.
“I've never played at Cambridge United or against them either, so it will be a first for me,” he says.
“I have a good friend there, someone I grew up with, Richard Tait, and he reckons they're a decent side, and it's a tough place to go – he's been texting me all week!
“I imagine they will be quite a direct side, but I also think they will be like any team in League Two; tough to break down. That's the way teams go about it now. It's a tight division.
“After the Wycombe game, it was important that we didn't get beat against Burton. Although it was a draw, I feel we could have nicked a 1-0 win, but it's a good sign, so hopefully we can get a couple of good results against both Cambridge and Dagenham & Redbridge.”
With two games in three days, Worrall says 'momentum' has been talked about ahead of the game against the U's, and it backing Blues to get two positive results on both Friday and Sunday.
“The Gaffer's mentioned it (momentum),” Worrall says. “If we win on Friday, all the lads will be saying they're fit, aren't tired and wanting to play.
“It will be a good game for us Friday and then the game comes a couple of days later. Momentum is what we want, going into a busy Christmas period. They will be two close games.
“It's been a while since I last played over the Christmas period. I'm looking forward to it – I'll probably run around, like I do, and try and get a goal!”
And the 24-year-old wideman, who is in his first season at Roots Hall, wants the fans to play their part over the next two games.
Over 1,000 tickets have been sold for the tie at Cambridge, and Worrall believes their backing can be key.
“The fans were unbelievable at Wycombe and they never stopped singing. They supported us excellently there. Hopefully they can do the same again over the next two games, but we put on a better performance for them.”