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Gary Deegan: I had to take my chance against Tranmere Rovers

11 April 2015

Deegan delight at winning return to action for the Blues.

Southend United midfielder Gary Deegan was pleased to mark his return to starting for the Blues with the three points against Tranmere Rovers in a 1-0 win at Roots Hall.

Deegan came in for the injured Ryan Leonard and produced a typically hard working performance alongside Michael Timlin in the heart of the Southend midfield and was happy with his performance.

“The boss gave me enough notice to get in the team to help them out and I think I did well,” the Irishman admitted.

“I always want to help my team mates, so it has been frustrating sitting on the sidelines. You've got to be a team player and be there to support. When you get a chance you have to take it.

“We need to keep racking up the victories – three in a week is massive. We can't focus on other sides, we just need to keep cracking on and putting the pressure on now.

“Everything is healthy at the moment and there's competition for places. Hopefully Ryan can come back and there'll be some real competition for places.”

Barry Corr bagged what turned out to be the winning goal of the game from a neatly worked corner routine, and that is something the Blues had been looking at, according to Deegan.

“We have worked on set pieces and the boss is always pleased with that type of goal and a clean sheet.

“Dan's massively important for us. We're all in this together and it's a real well done for everyone today.”

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