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Barnett buzzing with Burton boost

23 February 2016

Blues Striker hoping to go on a winning run after 3-1 win over league leaders

Goal hero, Tyrone Barnett was feeling jubilant to get back to winning ways last night against Burton Albion.

The striker was amongst the goals as the Blues overcame the table toppers to secure a well-deserved 3-1 victory at Roots Hall.

After two losses, Barnett, speaking after the game, stated the importance of getting the three points, praising the continued high levels of performance the team showed throughout.

“Coming off the back of two defeats it was important to get a result today, and the lads dug deep and did just that.” He said.

“They scored something like 30 seconds before 45 minutes, so we were very disappointed as we would have like to have come in 1-0 up.

“But the score didn’t make a difference. We came back out exactly how we started the game so we made sure it was a good result.”

After Anthony Wordsworth gave the Blues a dream start by putting the Blues in front with under ten minutes played, Stuart Beavon levelled for the Brewers before the break.

Then, up step the target man who chipped in with a goal of the season contender on the hour-mark.

After neat one-touch build play down the right, Jack Payne found Barnett on the edge of the box. The striker played the ball out his feet and powered a thunderbolt in to the top-right corner.

Despite scoring a blockbuster goal fit for the cameras, Barnett was just pleased to get on the scoresheet and help secure the victory for his team.

“The ball came to me, realised no one was putting much pressure on me so I thought I would have a shot and it was nice to see it go in.”

Southend will be looking to build on this result as they face three games in eight days, starting this Friday at Port Vale.

Barnett is hoping the belief gained from the Burton buzz will help the side gain momentum for their promotion push.

“We all need to believe in ourselves a bit more.

“We seem to be getting good results, then be a bit inconsistent a get a few bad results.

“The lads should take a lot from the game today, we’ve beat the league leaders, let’s not joke about it, they are a very good side and they’re up there for a reason.

“If we can take the positives from today, go on a bit of a run then then why shouldn’t we get promoted?”


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