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White: We must build on comeback draw

12 March 2014

John White delighted to grab his first ever goal, and hopes comeback draw can be catalyst for upturn in fortunes

John White felt Southend United’s second-half performance against Scunthorpe United could well prove to be a defining moment in the season.

Blues bounced back from 2-0 down through John Egan and then White himself to earn a 2-2 draw, and they could well have won the game.

Despite not taking home the three points, White felt Blues had shown what they were all about, and believes the comeback could prove to be the catalyst for a turn in form.

He said: “We know we have the quality to play like we did in the second-half and I think that sort of performance has been in us.

“We showed the character to come back and we produced a lot of quality in the second-half which was very pleasing.

“It might not have been a win, but it does feel a bit like that because we’ve come back from 2-0 down against a good team.

“In the second-half we got at them more and put them under pressure and it really paid off.

“It was great to see John’s strike go in, it was real quality and it needed a moment like that for us.”

While his fellow defender’s may have been full of quality, White’s first ever professional goal had that little bit of luck that Blues may have been missing in recent weeks.

But the skipper didn’t care too much, and was delighted to have finally got his first ever goal.

He said: “It’s been a long time coming but it’s great that I’ve finally got it.

“I saw the goalkeeper off his line slightly so I thought I’d chip him.

“Luckily the ball has gone in off the post. It was a sense of jubilation when I scored and it was nice it was in front of the supporters.

“It was a fantastic effort from them to come here on a Tuesday night, and hopefully they went home happy with the point.”

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