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Michael Timlin: Draw at Doncaster Rovers was a 'fair' result

20 August 2015

Midfielder pleased to mark first league start of the season at the Keepmoat Stadium

Southend United midfielder Michael Timlin felt a point apiece was 'fair' at Doncaster Rovers on Wednesday night as the Blues returned to Essex with a draw for their efforts.

Blues had chances throughout the game but couldn't find a way through, especially Timlin, who saw his effort in the second half tipped over brilliantly by goalkeeper Thorsten Stuckmann.

“We had to work extremely hard,” Timlin reflected.

“Doncaster are a very good team and it was a good test. We had to put Saturday to bed and we did that on Wednesday.

“It was a cagey first half and we had to get back to that 4-3-3 system. We had the better of the second half and they had quite a bit of the ball. We got back to basics and the performance was more like us.

“We're disappointed but I think a point was fair for both sides. We created chances though – I had one and so did Joe Pigott.”

The game at the Keepmoat Stadium marked Timlin's first game in the league, and the 30-year-old was thrilled to be back playing for the club and completing the full 90 minutes.

“I'm delighted to be back in the side. I never like not playing and I'm never happy not playing. We can do well this year and we need to make sure we're all fit and ready because we'll all be called upon over the season.”

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