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O'Neill looking forward to Scunthorpe test

11 February 2016

Blues Defender says confidence is high in the camp

Luke O’Neill says the players have no plans of taking their foot off the gas any time soon ahead of the trip to Scunthorpe United this weekend.

The Blues team are on red-hot form at the minute, on the back of three consecutive wins, and go in to the game at Glanford Park knowing a win could well put them inside the coveted play-off positions.

After an Essex derby victory last time out over Colchester United, O’Neill says the confidence is flying in the side.

However, the defender stated the squad remains fully grounded in terms of focusing on getting the right result on Saturday.

“The players are on a great high at the minute.” He said.

“The result that we got on Saturday is great for the morale for the camp, and now we’re looking forward to Scunthorpe.

“We’re on a good run at the minute, and our position looks good in the table, but we now need to make sure we don’t take our foot off the gas and keep going.”

Scunthorpe go in to the game on the back of two victories themselves, and appear much rejuvenated under the stewardship of Caretaker Bosses, Andy Dawson and Nick Daws.

O’Neill highlighted the quality the Iron possess, and says the players will have to be on their game to make sure they get a positive result on Saturday.

“We’ve got to prepare for Scunthorpe right and go there with a game plan.” He added.

“They’ve got a good group there, and they’ve had a change in manager so they’ll be wanting to do well.

“I know that if we’re on our game, we’re capable of beating anyone in this league and we can get the three points.”

O’Neill, has played a big part in recent results, looking at home in the right wing-back position.

The player is delighted to be back playing, featuring in a side that is going to toe-to-toe with the very best in the division.

On the back of current form, O’Neill believes the sky really is the limit for this team.

“You’ve seen over numerous amounts of years that it’s not always the favourites that go up.

“We’ve got a great chance, we just need to keep believing and take that belief in to every game that we play.

“I’m delighted to be back playing, I now just want to keep the shirt and keep performing for Southend.”

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