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Adam Barrett: The fans were unbelievable on Saturday

26 April 2015

Defender praises the support given to the team after a memorable win at Roots Hall.

Southend United defender Adam Barrett paid tribute to the Blues supporters, as over 10,500 packed into Roots Hall for the game against Luton Town.

Southend won the game 1-0 thanks to Michael Timlin's fortunate strike, and Barrett was delighted to see the Blues get that bit of luck in a crucial game against the Hatters.

“It was great to be back out here in front of a packed house,” Barrett admitted after the game.

“It was cagey and there was a lot riding on it and they're a good team. We got a bit of luck with the goal but we deserved it. We dug in and kept going with ten men and there's terrific spirit within the squad.

“To put ourselves in this position is brilliant. We have a never say die attitude, are resolute and determined.”

“The support was unbelievable today and it's a magnificent day for us all. It was fantastic to play in the game in front of all of them and all my family in the stands. A third promotion with the Club will be unbelievable if it happens.”

Asked whether it could be his last game at Roots Hall, Barrett's unsure, but believes he still has 'plenty to offer' Blues, whether in League Two or League One next season.

“It was only last year that I captained Gillingham in League One and played every game. I still have plenty to offer and if I was 25, people wouldn't be talking about it. We'll see what happens when I sit down with the management at the end of the season.

“We know that one win will do it. One win and we're up. It's nice going into the game knowing that it's in our own hands. It'll be difficult but I cannot wait for Saturday. Bring it on!”

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