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Dave Penney: It was a professional performance against Cheltenham Town

11 February 2015

Assistant manager pleased with 'comfortable' victory over Cheltenham Town.

Southend United assistant manager Dave Penney delighted with ‘totally professional performance’ against Cheltenham Town, following Blues’ 2-0 win at Roots Hall.

Goals from Joe Pigott helped Southend on their way to a comfortable victory at Roots Hall over the Robins, and Penney felt the Blues were ‘comfortable’ against the Gloucestershire side.

“I thought in the first half we really took the game to Cheltenham.,” Dave said.

“We kept the same team, because we did so well at Shrewsbury. We kept the energy levels in midfield, got 2-0 up and were coasting really. 

“We took our foot off the pedal and looked quite comfortable in the end. We’re delighted with the three points and look forward to Saturday. I thought Adam Thompson and Jerome Binnom-Williams were excellent.

“Joe and Jake have come in and struck up a partnership. Joe’s getting the credit for the goals and Jake’s turn will come if he keeps working hard and getting in the positions.

“The strength is really on the bench. We again had Cian Bolger, Luke Prosser and David Worrall watching in the stands. 

And Penney also praised the staff behind the team for keeping the players in shape ahead of an important next three months for Phil Brown’s side.

“The behind the scenes team are the ones keeping the lads fit and a lot of credit does go to them.

“Ben Coker got a blow to his hip and we took him off. He should be fine for Saturday. All in all, it was a total professional performance.”

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