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Match Reaction: Luke Prosser on goalless Daggers draw

29 December 2014

Defender reflects on disappointing draw against Wayne Burnett's side.

Like his manager, Southend United defender Luke Prosser said it was a frustrating day for Blues, following a goalless draw with local neighbours Dagenham & Redbridge in Sky Bet League Two.

Blues created opportunities – especially in the second half – but were thwarted a number of times by Daggers' goalkeeper Mark Cousins.

And Blues also had to deal with being a man light, when Cian Bolger was sent off during the second period of the game.

But Prosser feels there were 'positives to take' from the game.

“We're definitely frustrated, especially after the good performance at Cambridge on Boxing Day, which we really wanted to build on, the defender said.

“We know teams are going to come to Roots Hall and try and stop us playing.

“We've found teams have been man-marking Jack Payne. It's frustrating, but considering we had ten men, it's not too bad. 

“We've kept three clean sheets in a row now, so we're keeping them out at the back, but need to do the business at the other end of the pitch. There are positives from the game.”

“We never really got going in the first half. We couldn't get our usual style of play going or moving. The game opened up a little bit more in the second half, and we created a number of good chances. 

“Even when Cian went off, we still stayed strong at the back, got in behind a few times with the likes of Shaq (Coulthirst) and Westy (Myles Weston), but we have four points from a possible six.”

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