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Prosser: Still time to build up momentum

19 March 2014

Luke Prosser takes the example of Crewe Alexandra in terms of end of season momentum

Luke Prosser has taken the example of Crewe Alexandra as he looks ahead to Southend United’s final nine games of the season.

Despite a run that has seen Blues not win since they beat Chesterfield 3-0 at home, there are still nine games remaining this season.

And Prosser, who is now back fit after six weeks on the sidelines with injury, believes Blues still have time to build up good momentum.

If they can do that, then they will have a great shot of going up via the play-offs.

He said: “Two seasons ago we just missed out on automatic promotion and Crewe only just got in the play-offs.

“They had that momentum going into the play-offs and were on a real high, whereas we may have been effected by just missing out on automatic promotion.

“Plymouth and York are both in really good form at the moment and we’ve not been at our best recently.

“We’ve obviously got to turn it around quickly, but if we can do that, and I’m confident we can, there’s time to get that momentum.

“With a game on Friday and then Monday, by this time next week we could be looking in good shape for the final seven games.”

Manager Phil Brown has admitted the absence of Luke has had an impact on Blues’ poor run of form.

The defender says it’s always nice to receive praise from the manager, and hopes to get straight back to how things were before his injury.

He said: “It’s nice to hear it from the manager that I’ve been missed, but of course I’d rather have been out there playing.

“It’s not adding any pressure for when I do come back, because I just want to get back to playing how I was.

“Being back fit is great, and I just want to get back into the team as quickly as possible and make an impact.”

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