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Adam Thompson: We're better than Wycombe Wanderers, and want revenge

5 March 2015

Defended aiming to put to bed the painful memories from the past encounter.

Southend United defender Adam Thompson believes the Blues have a 'better squad' than Saturday's opponents Wycombe Wanderers.

Thompson, who spent a loan stint with the Chairboys earlier in his career, is looking for revenge against Gareth Ainsworth, who defeated Blues 4-1 at Adams Park back in December.

“It's a big game,” the 21-year-old said.

“It's not going to be the be all and end all for the result – there'll be plenty of twists and turns yet – but the momentum that can be generated is key.

“Pride-wise we owe them one after that 4-1 defeat against them before. We usually do well against the big teams but we played badly and obviously we had Jerome sent off.

“They may think that they are better than us because of that result and where they are in the league, but I think we're better than them as a team and as a Club. Hopefully we can show that on Saturday.”

And heading into a crucial part of the season, Thompson feels the Blues squad is in good shape, with 12 games – including the Wycombe match – remaining.

“Whatever team plays, the squad is together and tight. The Gaffer has drilled it into us. Going into the next ten games or so the squad is looking very strong and one of the strongest in the play-off places.

“It won't be an easy game against them. They are a good side and have done really well this season so far. We know what we need to do.”

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