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Corr: I want fans to talk about this team in 20 years

15 May 2014

Striker hopes he can help this side etch their name into Southend United history

Southend United striker Barry Corr wants supporters to be talking about this Blues side in 20 years time.

That was the striker’s message to his fellow teammates as Blues gear up for the second leg of the League 2 play-off tie against Burton Albion.

Corr is delighted with the rapport he has built up with the fans since joining the club, but now wants to make himself part of the club’s history by achieving promotion.

He said: “I’ve always had a really good relationship with the supporters here and their support of me and the team has always been excellent.

“I hear them talking about past promotion teams and they can reel off the names of every single player in a couple of minutes.

“That’s because they are part of the history of this football club, and the fans will always remember them for achieving that promotion.

“That’s exactly the feeling I want to have. In 20 years time, I want fans to remember this team, and remember that I was part of helping the club get promoted.

“I’ve said that to the other lads and they’ve all realised the big opportunity we’ve got to make history here, so I’m really hoping we can make it happen.”

Corr believes the supporters will play a massive part in Saturday’s game.

He added: “They actually do really help when you’re out there and giving your all, because they can give you that extra push.

“The support really does drive you on. Unfortunately on Sunday we couldn’t get a goal to bring back to Roots Hall.

“But we’re still well in this tie. I’m sure there will be a special atmosphere at Roots Hall, and I’m sure we can turn this around and get to Wembley.”

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