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Barry Corr: The defeat at Stevenage has galvanised us

26 February 2015

Striker defiant, and says Blues are aiming to get back on track against Carlisle United.

Southend United striker Barry Corr says Blues' defeat at Stevenage last week is a good opportunity 'galvanise' the players ahead of the Sky Bet League Two clash against Carlisle United.

Although Corr has scored twice in his last two games, Blues have suffered defeats in both of those matches.

But Corr believes Blues can get back to winning ways at Roots Hall when the Cumbrians make the long trip down to Essex.

“It was disappointing on Saturday but training has been good this week,” the Irishman says.

“We've put the defeat to Stevenage to bed.  We were in on Sunday and it's important not to spew over things. We've learned from the mistakes from Stevenage and look forward to putting it right on Saturday against Carlisle United.

“Sometimes defeats can galvanise teams. The team is together and we want to use the defeat as a springboard. At the time it's hard to take and we were upset. We go into Saturday in a determined mood. 

“It's nice to score goals, I have two in two now, but it's about the team winning. Hopefully the goals I score can really help the team.”

The forward believes having other players vying for his place is only good for the team.

Joe Pigott has five goals in eight games for Southend, whilst Jake Cassidy has also impressed, despite not yet finding the back of the net for the Club.

Furthermore, Lee Barnard is back in training following an injury lay-off.

“The competition keeps you on your toes,” 29-year-old Corr says.

“It's great that we have competition, and I think it's better as a striker to have two up front. This does leave us slightly more open, but we've been scoring more goals, which is a positive.

“There's no outstanding team this season. Nobody has run away with it, and I think that shows the competitiveness of the league. We're hoping to be up there this season. We know we can achieve something.”

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