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BROWN | "My job is to make sure the season remains alive"

3 April 2016

Blues Boss gives has his say on the weekend's loss to Blackpool

Southend Boss, Phil Brown rued a lack of a cutting edge in front of goal as his team went down 2-0 at Blackpool on Saturday.

The Blues were defeated by a battling Blackpool side who are in the midst of a relegation scrap at the bottom of League 1.

Reflecting on the game, Brown felt his players gave their all, but in the end a lack of composure in the final third cost his team at Bloomfield Road.

“I’m obviously disappointed, but I can’t fault the effort of my players.” He said.

“What I can fault is the quality in the final third. We had enough ball balls going into the box and we had enough chances if truth be known, but the first goal won the game for me.

“We asked questions, but they weren’t serious questions and consequently we’ve come away with nothing.”

The result was a blow to Southend United’s play-off hopes, but it is a dream that hasn’t died yet, Brown eagerly stated.

“We’ve come to Blackpool and there’s two teams fighting for something today; one team is fighting for their lives, and one team is fighting for success.

“We know what success feels like, and I’d rather be that end of the division as opposed to the other end of the division.

“Maybe we’ve surprised one or two this year as they might have had us down as cannon fodder, but we’ve proved a few of the critics wrong.

“We’ll be doing everything we possibly can to win the next six games and see where it takes us.

“My job is to make sure the hope, the belief and the season remains alive, and that’s what we’ll be hoping to do against Fleetwood next week.”

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