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Barnett – All according to plan

25 January 2016

Blues striker delighted with Coventry display

Tyrone Barnett is confident of many more results like Saturday’s victory over Coventry City, if the team continues in the same vein.

A Barnett brace was one of the many highlights of a dominant performance over the Sky Blues at Roots Hall, putting Southend within two points off the play-off pack, with a 3-0 victory.

After a minor setback in results following the Colchester Boxing day victory, Barnett is glad to see the team back to winning ways; reigniting their solid defensive framework, and clinical finishing up-top.

“The lads have really dug in to keep a clean sheet.” Barnett said.

“We’ve defended like heroes, and performed well at the other end, so it’s a well-deserved three points.”

A change in formation, has brought a change in fortunes for Phil Brown’s men, and the Blues forward believes if the players stick to their guns, there will be many more wins before the end of the season.

“We stuck to a plan at Peterborough, and it paid off, we stuck to the same plan against Coventry and it has again.” He added.

“I think, if we do our jobs individually, and stick to that game plan, we can get many results like this one.

“I think we need to learn from it, take the positives from two very good performances, and go again against Shrewsbury.”

Unfortunately for Barnett, he will have to sit out the trip to Greenhous Meadow on Tuesday 2nd February, as due to the conditions of his loan from the Shrews, he is ineligible to play.

The next game the striker will be up for selection, will be the Essex derby against Colchester United at Roots Hall on Saturday 6th February, where the striker will be itching to add to his tally.

Barnett, who has an impressive return of three goals in as many games for Southend, is thrilled with his start to life at the Blues.

Whilst happy to be hitting the ground running as far as goals are concerned, Barnett is more concerned about getting points on the board for his team.
“As a striker, there’s no better feeling than scoring goals.

“So I’m very happy to score two, but I’m always happier to get the three points, because that’s what really matters come the end of the season.”

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