Southend United manager Phil Brown has labelled tonight’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy tie against AFC Wimbledon as an ‘opportunity to put things right’.
Blues head into the fixture on the back of two tough away trips, and defeat to the Dons in the league two weeks ago and Brown is determined to get back to winning ways this evening.
Blues’ boss is also hoping for a good run in the cup in the belief that it can breed confidence throughout the squad.
“This is a chance for us to put things right,” said Brown. “It’s another away game, but thankfully it is nowhere near as far as the last two we’ve had.
“We want to get the right result especially after a tough few games in the last week or so that has seen us not get the reward for our efforts.
“We’ve not been showing enough quality or composure in the final third and that’s going to be the key in our performances now.
“We need to keep playing the way we have been but we need to relax on the ball when we’re in scoring positions because that’s all that is missing at the moment.
“Last season we had a good run in the FA Cup and it doesn’t matter what cup competition it is, it always helps to have a good run.
“Unfortunately the FA Cup maybe disrupted our league form, but it’s great for confidence and morale. We’ll be going all out to win the game.”