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Michael Timlin: Bury's a big game, but we can't get carried away

20 April 2015

Midfielder wants Blues to continue winning run with victory against the Shakers.

Southend United midfielder Michael Timlin says that although Tuesday night's clash at Bury is 'a massive game', it's important not to get 'carried away'.

Timlin bagged the late, winning goal at Exeter City on Saturday, to dramatically beat the Grecians, and Blues head into the game at Gigg Lane knowing that a win will put them in a great position, heading into the final two games.

“It's a massive game. We knew it would come down to winning every game in the lead up to this re-arranged match,” the 30-year-old said.

“Every team has tried to attack us and if we win we can go joint third with Wycombe. We have to focus on this game. Bury will know that they can go third with a win

“It's just a game, but it's a big one for both teams, both sets of fans. We can't get carried away and we need to ensure we bring our best game to the table.

“The mentality of the group is excellent and every single player can make a difference. Adam Barrett, Cian Bolger and Gary Deegan have come in recently and done fantastically well.

“If we get promoted it's been a big effort by everybody. We need to put pressure on ourselves for the game at Bury.

“The squad this year is the best since I've been at the Club. When I first came we had 12 or 13 players that could start a game. This year, all the lads could.”

And Timlin knows that his team-mates still have their fate in their own hands, heading into a crucial week for Southend, who go into the Bury game on the back of five consecutive wins and six clean sheets on the spin.

“It's only ourselves that can get us out of this situation. There's still plenty to play for but it will be tough against Bury, who move the ball around really well, have some fantastic players and a manager that has done extremely well, too.”

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