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Interview: David Mooney aiming to continue good form on Saturday

2 September 2015

Striker delighted to get off the mark for the club at Coventry City.

Southend United striker David Mooney was delighted to get off the mark for the Blues after opening his account on Monday evening in the 2-2 draw at Coventry City.

Mooney, who arrived on a free transfer in the summer, notched from the penalty spot at the Ricoh Arena, and was pleased to get his first of the season, along with strike partner Noel Hunt.

“I roomed with Noel before the Coventry game and we both said how it'd be great if we both got off the mark and it was great to do just that,” Mooney reflected.

“There's always a bit of doubt in your mind when you don't get off the mark early on as a striker. It's not been the best start I could have made but I'm off the mark now which is great. 

“All I can do as a striker is putting the ball in the back of the net. I missed a penalty before against Coventry. Fortunately it ended up in the back of the net and it's great to get my first for the club.

“It was good working up front with Noel. It's still a lot of hard graft, and whether it's one up front, two up front, three up front, you still have to slot in at times and work defensively on the opposition midfield players.”

And the Irish forward believes Blues can push on now on Saturday, believing that the point at Coventry is a good platform for the side to continue their good form on Saturday against Peterborough United at Roots Hall.

“It was a good point at Coventry on Monday. They're a good team and I'd expect them to be up there. They play good football and we did great in the first half in particular.

“It's going to be a great game on Saturday against Peterborough. Hopefully there'll be a big crowd in at Roots Hall, live on Sky; it should be a cracker.

“If we can score the first goal then we can hopefully go on and win the game.”


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