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Hunt: "Back on track"

2 February 2016

Striker looking to build on recent results

Blues striker Noel Hunt is looking to build on Southend United’s impressive showings in recent weeks in tonight’s game at Shrewsbury Town.

Phil Brown’s team looked to have turned the corner after a disappointing start to the calendar year, and a win tonight could put them firmly amongst the play-off pack.

Hunt was as delighted as anyone to get back to winning ways against Coventry City last time out.

“We had to stop the rot we were in, and I think we’ve now shored things up, and made ourselves harder to beat.” He said

“We now look more solid at the back, and we controlled the midfield in the last game, catching Coventry out really well.

“It was a positive result last week, on the back of a building block result against Peterborough, so hopefully we can continue that against Shrewsbury.”

Hunt has praised the team-spirit amongst the camp, citing it as a key reason as to why the squad managed to rediscover their form.

“There was only little things that we were getting wrong, and they’re not hard to fix once there’s clarification through the group.” He added.

“Everyone is back on the same hymn sheet, and seeing the same picture, and we’re now back on track.”

The Blues come up against a Shrewsbury side who enjoyed a cup-shock at the weekend, beating Sheffield Wednesday 3-2.

That result shows what Micky Mellon’s squad are capable of in Hunt’s eyes, and is expecting a tough encounter tonight.

“Shrewsbury are a decent side despite their league position.

“They had a great win in the cup at the weekend, and they’ve got lots of options.

“So we’ll be looking to go there for a battle, and hopefully we can get the three points.”

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