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Jake Cassidy: I'm looking forward to the game against Tranmere Rovers and want to stay in the team

9 April 2015

Jake aiming to stay in the Blues starting XI for the remainder of the season.

Southend United striker Jake Cassidy is looking to put a frustrating few weeks behind him, with a win against one of his former clubs, when Tranmere Rovers visit Roots Hall on Saturday in Sky Bet League Two.

Jake began the game on Monday at Hartlepool United in a 1-0 victory for the Blues and is aiming to keep his place in the side against Rovers and for the rest of the season.

“It’s been frustrating, but I understand the Gaffer having decisions to make,” the loan forward admitted.

“Both Joe [Pigott] and Barry [Corr] have been doing well, so I have had to bide my time.

“We’re confident we can kick on not. We’re five points away and a win on Saturday can really change the picture for us. To get promotion this season would be incredible.”

And the Wolves loanee is looking forward to meeting up with some old friends on Saturday.

The 22-year-old had three separate loan stints at Prenton Park and is surprised to see his ex-team struggling this season.

“It’s always good to be up against an old team, but I just want to start and to play as many games as I can until the end of the season,” Cassidy said.

“They’ve had a few changes, a lot of loan players and they’ve paid massively for the changes that have been made. I thought I did well there so hopefully I’ll get a nice reception from their fans when they come to Roots Hall.

“It’s a good club and I thought they’d be up there this season, rather than the position they’re in at the moment.

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