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David Mooney: My kids ask why I haven't scored, but I'm pleased with my contribution so far!

29 October 2015

Striker admits questions are asked from his children when he gets home!

Southend United striker David Mooney is pleased with his contribution to the team so far this season, and isn't frustrated at not scoring as many goals as he'd like.

Mooney knows a goal against Rochdale this weekend will get him off the mark competitively at Roots Hall.

And the Irishman says he's enjoyed his time in Essex since making the move from Leyton Orient in the summer.

“It's been going really well,” the striker says.

“Recently I've been playing at the top of the diamond, with Joe Pigott  and Westy up top. I came back in as a striker against Gillingham but everyone is playing well across the board so hopefully that can continue.

“I haven't been scoring recently but I feel I've been contributing. I've really enjoyed it here and I think I bring more than goals to the team. It's more frustrating when I go home and my kids say 'Daddy, why haven't you scored today?!'”

“I'm creating opportunities and I'm quite happy with my performances.”

Moons played twice against Keith Hill's men last season for the O's and knows what to expect from the Lancashire outfit.

“I played against Rochdale twice last season when I was with Leyton Orient. They're a very good side with some great players and a really good manager, so we know it will be a real tough test against them.”

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