Deegs admits Blues fans can play their part on Saturday at Roots Hall.
Southend United midfielder Gary Deegan admits it’s great to be back playing regularly for the team again.
Deegan has started in the last few games for the Blues after missing out in the early part of the season.
And Deegan’s been pleased with his form so far in the campaign.
“It’s been no different to the last three or four games. We want to get back to winning ways in the league and get the three points,” the 28-year-old said ahead of Saturday’s home encounter against Port Vale.
“I’m feeling good. It’s good to be playing. I feel as though I’m helping the team and I want that to continue.
“There’s more to my game than just tackling. I can do the other side, like I showed on Tuesday, and it’s up to the manager to decide what he wants me to do.
“We were slow to get to grips with the league but we’re finding our feet and moving up the table now.
“I don’t think it’s that much different to League Two. It’s quite similar. But I don’t really care what the league is like; I just want Southend to keep on winning.
“We were unlucky at Burton but our spirits are high and we want to take that into Port Vale now.”
And Deegs, a firm favourite with the Blues fans, says it’s crucial to ‘get supporters on-side’ early on at Roots Hall.
Our home was a fortress during the 2014-15 campaign, and Blues are finding their feet at home again this campaign, with wins over Peterborough United and Scunthorpe United – the last time we played there.
“We need to get them on-side early doors,” Gary said.
“We need to play with a tempo and give them something to cheer about.
“To be fair a lot of the teams are unknown for me. But I don’t care. If we prepare right and play as well as we can then we can beat anyone in this league.
“I love playing at Roots Hall. Every time I play there the fans get right behind me and the team. We just need to back it up with a performance.
“It’s nice to be appreciated. The more they keep doing it the more they’ll get out of me so it’s a working relationship with the fans.”