Michael Timlin on enjoying his football, his goal against Millwall, and his promotion hopes
Michael Timlin says it was a ‘dream come true’ to end his wait for a goal against Millwall in the FA Cup third round on Saturday.
Timlin’s last goal for Blues came in February 2012 against Plymouth Argyle, our opponents on Saturday, and he was delighted to find the back of the net in front of all his family who were watching on.
The midfielder was pleased that Blues were able to match the positive performance with an excellent result against the Championship side.
Speaking exclusively to www.southendunited.co.uk, Timlin said: “The main thing was that we wanted to put in a good performance, just as we had done against Yeovil Town earlier in the season.
“We did that and on this occasion we got the win which was even better. It was a brilliant performance from everyone.
“Obviously for me personally it was a game I was massively looking forward to as I’m from the area and had lots of family come to the game.
“It’s been a long wait to score a goal but it was a dream come true to finally hit the back of the net and help the team to a big win.
“I’ve been getting in the positions and had a few chances of late but I’ve just not been getting that little bit of luck.
“I put in a lot of leg work which means sometimes I’m not in the places I should be to score, but I’ve spoken with the manager about the more advanced role I’ve been playing.
Timlin’s contract was extended until the end of the 2014/15 season in November after a clause in his deal activated an automatic extension, and the midfielder is really enjoying his football with Blues.
He said: “We’ve been playing well of late and we just need to keep things going in the league which is the main priority.
“I’m one of the more experienced heads in the group and I truly believe we have a fantastic chance of achieving promotion.
“We’ve gone close in the last two seasons and a cup run has hampered us, so we’re all determined to not let that be the case this time around.”