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Michael Timlin: We need to approach the game right on Saturday

21 May 2015

Midfielder looks ahead to the big clash at Wembley against Wycombe Wanderers.

Southend United midfielder Michael Timlin says Blues need to 'approach the game right' at Wembley in the Sky Bet League Two play-off Final.

The midfielder has experience of playing at the national stadium during his Swindon Town days, when he represented the Robins against Millwall in the League One play-off Final.

And whilst Tims credits the team for the good form, he knows it comes down to who plays better on the day, with form going out of the window.

“The period of time between the semi-final and the Final is just about right,” says the 30-year-old. 

“We had a couple of days off to recuperate but we're ready now. We have to approach the game right. There's a lot riding on it not just for the players and staff, but for the supporters and the Club as a whole.

“It's a great achievement to go one better than last year. There's no point getting to Wembley and not achieving the ultimate goal. Playing at Wembley is every boy's dream and we're looking forward to it. Either team can win and it'll be a great game.”

And Timlin knows it'll be another tough game against a Chairboys side that have turned their fortunes around this season, after a tough campaign back in 2013-14.

“Gareth Ainsworth and his team have done amazing to get in the play-off Final after last season. They're a hardworking team and we know about them, and they know about us as well.

“The unbeaten run we had gave us an opportunity to get in the position for automatic promotion. We have proved to everyone how confident we are. We have momentum. However, Wembley is just one game, and we need to focus on the job in hand and listen to the manager.

“We're all confident going into the game and we want to put on a good show for the supporters.”

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