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Dave Penney: We need to continue out momentum with a win over Tranmere Rovers

9 April 2015

Penney wants Blues to continue their Easter form for match at Roots Hall on Saturday.

Southend United assistant manager Dave Penney wants the Blues to continue their momentum in Sky Bet League Two when Tranmere Rovers venture down to Essex on Saturday.

It was a very happy Easter for Phil Brown’s side, who registered two victories, six points and two clean sheets in the space of three days, with great wins against Mansfield Town and Hartlepool United.

And Penney feels the side’s strength in depth has shown in those victories.

“Luke Prosser has come out of the team recently with concussion, Adam Thompson is now out and both Adam Barrett and Cian Bolger have done well over the last two games,” Dave said.

“We have games coming thick and fast over the next couple of weeks with games on Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday, Tuesday and we may have to freshen things up over those games.

“We can’t get emergency loans in – we can’t do that even if we wanted to. We’ve been fortunate with injuries this season. They’ve not been muscle injuries, they’ve been elbows and shoulders. 

“We might have to teach the players how to fall correctly!”

Penney is expecting another tough challenge against Micky Adams’ Tranmere side, and believes a win could really put the pressure on the four sides above the Blues.

“We’re always looking to catch teams up. The games are running out but all we can do is look to win on Saturday. There’s still lots to play for.

“Hartlepool was a tough game for us and I have no doubt Micky [Adams] will also have his players up for it. If you find yourselves in the position they’re in, you’d expect to be in for a battle.”

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