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Joe Pigott: I relished role up top in a three today

10 October 2015

Striker delighted to get off the mark at Roots Hall this season with Port Vale match-winner.

Barring Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski, you won't find many other strikers in the form that Southend United forward Joe Pigott's in at the moment.

Loanee Pigott scored the match-winner against Port Vale on Saturday in League 1 to grab his fifth strike in his last four games and earning Blues their fifth win from their last six matches in all competitions.

“I don’t think I’ve scored at Roots Hall for a while. I think the last one was against Cheltenham last season so I’m pleased to get off the mark here for this season,” Pigott said after the game.

“To win 1-0 in an open game feels good. I relished the battle today and I think me and Westy [Myles Weston] did a good job up front all game and tested their defenders.

“If I play, I get chances and I believe I can score. If the teams keep playing like we are then all the strikers can score goals.

“We've only lost one in the last few games, so we'll take that heading into a hectic part of the season.”

Following two consecutive Tuesday night matches – in which Pigott grabbed braces in both games – the striker believes the lack of a midweek fixture couldn't have come at a better time.

“We have a rest now with no game on Tuesday, which will give us a chance to recharge the batteries,” the forward said.

“We had a great mixture today of me, Westy [Weston] and Mooney and I think it worked really well. I've been thinking about my hold up play a little more and I think it was a lot better today.

“It was an important win today and boosts everyone's confidence.”

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