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Phil Brown: It was a good night's work from the players

28 July 2015

Boss pleased with performance and is aiming for positive news from Hunt.

Southend United boss praised his side for 'a good night's work' following a confident 2-1 win at home to Charlton Athletic.

Goals from Anthony Wordsworth in the first half and David Mooney in the second sealed the win for the Blues against the Championship Addicks at Roots Hall.

And the boss was happy with what he saw, stating it was an improvement on the performance at Dagenham & Redbridge on Saturday.

“It was better tonight,” Brown admitted after the match.

“The quality of the football was great and we got in front. We conceded a poor goal, but Ted did well tonight, as did the team in front of him.

“The last ten minutes wasn't one way traffic but we did stop playing. The first 30 minutes we were the better side. In fact for an hour of the game we were much the better team.

“Westy [Myles Weston] staked a claim for his role up front and that helped David Mooney.

“We left Adam Barrett out and Michael Timlin – there was no way I was going to risk them tonight, and it was a good night's work.”

And the boss is hopeful of adding to his squad in the coming weeks, with one transfer target watching the match from the directors box this evening.

“We had Noel Hunt sitting in the stands showing commitment and it's pleased me that he's come to Southend to watch tonight. We'll see where that goes over the next 24 hours.

“If we can get another couple of players in – Noel being one of them – then we'll see what happens. I was also watching Joe Pigott with great interest tonight and we're still after three, possibly four new players.”

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