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BARRETT | Players must learn from Port Vale defeat

13 August 2016

Blues Defender disappointed by Vale Park setback.

Southend United Club Captain, Adam Barrett says the players have to learn to capitalise when they are on top after the defeat to Port Vale.

Goals from Anton Forrester and Remie Streete condemned the Blues to a third loss of the season at Vale Park and left them still to register a point so far in the league campaign.

Barrett says the players are down about the defeat, but was quick to state that it is early days and the team must dust themselves off quickly to react against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Tuesday night.

“Obviously we’re very disappointed, it’s not the start that we wanted of course.

“I thought we competed today, especially in the first half we had chance after chance and we’ve got to take them when we are on top.

“I think it was the same as the first game of the season where we could have two or three up, we haven’t been and then we’ve been punished.

“So it’s very disappointing, we’ve got to learn from it and learn quick and start to put things right.

“We don’t want to be all doom and gloom, it’s two games into the season, I’ve been here before and I don’t think we’ve ever started well unfortunately at this club.

“So we’ve got to learn from this, roll our sleeves up and go to a tough game against Sheffield United, be counted and try and grind a result out.”

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