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News: Dan Bentley pleased with his clean sheet record

12 January 2015

Dan pleased with clean sheets, but wants ruthless streak in the final third.

Southend United goalkeeper Dan Bentley says that although he's pleased with Blues' defensive record, he'd prefer it if the team was winning.

Blues drew 0-0 for the third consecutive home game, and Bentley kept another clean sheet, adding to his impressive collection.

And following a calender year of Blues conceding just 12 goals at Roots Hall in 2014 – the best in the Football League – Bentley insists goals have to come at the other end of the pitch.

“We've been solid for the last five or six games and defensively we're very sound,” the 21-year-old says.

“Although we're pleased with the clean sheets, I'd prefer if the congratulations were for a 1-0 or 2-0 win.

“Plymouth were a good team and were good going forward, where they have a lot of pace and trickery.

“As a goalkeeper, you set out to keep a clean sheet, but more importantly, it's about the team winning games of football.

“I think the goals will come. We're working hard and we're confident that we will be finding the net regularly soon enough.

And on the ambitions for the rest of the campaign, the Southend number one believes the Club should be aiming to win the league.

“We want to be in the top three by the end of the season. A lot of people go on about the play-offs, but that's a big gamble and a roll of the dice. We're aiming to win the league. If you don't aim high, you're never going to get anywhere.”

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