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Barry Corr: Great to get the winner, but it was a team performance

18 January 2015

Striker Barry Corr got the plaudits for his late goal but praised his team-mates after win at Oxford United.

Southend United match-winner Barry Corr was delighted to get the winning goal at Oxford United in Blues' dramatic 3-2 victory at the Kassam Stadium, and admits Blues now have plenty of competition for places.

Corr struck late into the game but was quick to praise everyone for what he calls a 'team performance'.

“We needed that competition,” Barry said.  “I think I would have done the same thing if I was the manager! He's put the two of them up front together. It's good to have competition for places and it keeps us all on our toes.

“We started well. With two up top, we are a little bit more open but it made it an exciting game. We showed our character at Oxford after going down to ten men.

“Whether I'm on the bench or starting, I'll always give my best for the team. I'm really pleased to have got the winning goal, but it's been a team performance.

Ben Coker grabbed a hat-trick of assists and Corr feels the left back put in a superb shift for the team.

“Ben had the three assists. He's a quality player with great technique, and a dream for strikers when he puts the balls in the box like he does.

“We have to push on now and get some momentum. We haven't played to our potential this season. We have a strong squad – you look at the bench, where there's the likes of me, Luke Prosser and Michael Timlin, who are all experienced players at this level.”

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