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David Mooney: I can't wait to start the season with the Blues

6 August 2015

Striker aiming to strike up a partnership for the 2015-16 campaign at Southend.

Southend United striker David Mooney is looking forward to making his competitive debut for the club this weekend at Fleetwood Town, and is hopeful of striking up a partnership with Noel Hunt.

And the forward is aiming for a better season than last one, when he was in the third tier with Leyton Orient.

“I'm looking forward to the season starting,” the 30-year-old said.

“We have a good team here and I can't wait for the campaign to get underway. 

“The quality is here and the sooner we get the first three points, the sooner we can go from strength to strength.

“We've just got promoted and we're all buzzing for a tough start at Fleetwood Town. We go up there confident of getting a result. 

“I've known Noel for a long time. I hope to strike up a partnership with him, just like I did at Leyton Orient with Kevin Lisbie.

“Me and Noel, we played together at Reading and back in Ireland. He lived in my auntie and uncle's house when he played for Shamrock Rovers!”

“During my time at Orient last season we had a manager who couldn't speak English and it was difficult to understand. Here, Phil speaks okay English!”

And the Irish forward is expecting boss Phil Brown to strengthen the Blues squad in the coming weeks.

“We were a bit short a couple of weeks ago up front. Westy was fantastic against Charlton and Noel coming in give us another option. It's not just the forward line and I'm sure the boss is working hard to bolster the squad.

“I spoke to the boss loads of times regarding how he likes to play. If we want to win games and stamp our authority, sometimes you have to have different game-plans.”

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