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Phil Brown: We head to Oldham Athletic buoyed by our form, and there's good news on the injury front

24 November 2015

Boss wants momentum from his side heading into Oldham Athletic trip.

Southend United manager Phil Brown admits his side’s injury troubles are finally looking more positive ahead of the midweek trip to Oldham Athletic.

The Blues head to Greater Manchester on the back of a victory against Blackpool at Roots Hall on Saturday and Brown says there could be changes to the team – but only due to a gruelling schedule.

“The resilience of winning and grinding out a result shows the good mentality we have in the changing room,” the boss began.

“We’re buoyed by our first win in a while in the league against Blackpool but we are undefeated in four or five games. There’s lots of positives and not too many negatives.

“You’re forced into a few changes because we’ve three games in an eight-day period so we’ll see if there will be changes or not. Our only focus is on Oldham.

“The back four looks solid. Adam Thompson’s performance on Saturday is a lot to do with the relationship he has with Adam Barrett.”

And on the injury front, whilst Anthony Wordsworth remains a long-term absentee from the squad, Brown admits there is light at the end of the tunnel for three key players.

“Fingers crossed Michael Timlin will be back to the party along with Noel Hunt and Stephen McLaughlin sooner rather than later, but I think the game against Oldham will come too soon for the three of them.”

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