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Dan Bentley: Cambridge United came to frustrate us

22 March 2015

Dan pleased with clean sheet, but disappointed with the result.

Southend United goalkeeper Dan Bentley felt Cambridge United came to 'frustrate' the Blues following Saturday's 0-0 draw with the U's at Roots Hall.

Chances for both sides were few and far between throughout the game, and Bentley says the main positive from his perspective was the clean sheet.

“We were very solid at the back,” the 21-year-old said.

“They defended for their lives and they played to frustrate us.

“We're happy with the clean sheet, but these are the games we should be winning. We're disappointed to not pick up the three points.

“We knew their game-plan and we still have confidence amongst the squad. We have to move on and take each game as it comes.

“It wasn't to be. Cambridge were very rigid, they came for the point and I think they'll be pleased with it.”

And Bentley – who was making his 101st appearance for the Club, says it was disappointing not to get back to winning ways, following Wednesday night's defeat to Burton Albion.

But the goalkeeper could confirm that Luke Prosser was responsive, after he was knocked out and taken to hospital following a block from Ryan Donaldson's free kick.

“We wanted to bounce back from midweek and build momentum again. We'll aim to win the next game. We have to push forward. We were disappointed at Burton, but a couple of wins and we're back in it. 

“I was following the ball at the time before seeing Luke [Prosser] flop backwards. On the positive side, Pross was responsive on the pitch. He seemed okay on the pitch and I'm sure he'll be fine.”

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