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BARRETT | "We'll keep fighting"

11 April 2016

Barrett frustrated with Fleetwood draw

Southend defender Adam Barrett was left frustrated that the Blues could not see the game out in the 2-2 draw with Fleetwood Town at the weekend.

Goals from Barrett and Jack Payne had turned the game on its head after Bobby Grant had given the away side the lead with a thunderous strike.

As the ticked towards injury time there was a late sting in the tail as Conor McLaughlin put the Cod Army back on terms.

To take a point when the team looked destined for three left Barrett very disappointed.

“It’s very frustrating.” He said.

“They scored with a fantastic strike where I think it swerved.

“Then we got ourselves back into the game and into the lead and you think that’s when we’ve got to be a little more professional and see the game out.

“So it’s a bit of kick in the teeth there at the end.”

The result on Saturday has left a dent in Blues play-off aspirations, but whilst there are still points to play for and a mathematical possibility, the players will continue to fight and look to finish on a high says Barrett.

“We’ve got five games to go and we want to finish as high up the table as possible.

“Every time you go out there you play for the club, play with pride, play for yourself so you want to finish as high as you can.

“There’s no talk of petering out, every time you put on your boots you go out there and try your best and that’s exactly what we will do.

“If there’s still a chance we’ll keep fighting and if things go against us, we’ve got to make sure we finish the season on a high and try and finish the season as high up the table as possible.”

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