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White frustrated with Chesterfield defeat

5 March 2016

Blues Captain reflects on his first game back from injury.

John White felt the frustrations as Southend United lost 1-0 at the death to Chesterfield at Roots Hall.

A late Lee Novak goal gave the Spireites all three points and handed the Blues their first home defeat since the 2nd January.

White, making his first appearance for the side in almost two months after overcoming injury troubles to his hamstring and calf, felt disappointed to come away with nothing.

“It’s frustrating.” He said.

“They didn’t create too many chances or cause us too many problems, so that’s extra frustrating.

“We had a few good chances when we could have taken the lead, and had we got that goal earlier on and gone one up I think it would have been a different story.

“Maybe it comes down to luck; that ball dropping to us at the right time and the right place, but on the other side of it is that little bit of quality that might have been lacking today.

“We now need to push on and go again, it wasn’t a terrible performance and we didn’t give up so we need to crack on and keep positive.”

As the Blues will look to get back on the play-off trail against sixth placed Barnsley next Saturday, they will be strengthened by the return of their Skipper to the fold.

White admits it was great to get back out on the park, and is looking to play his part between now and the end of the season.

“On a personal note to get back out there is really pleasing.” He added.

“It’s been a frustrating time for myself; coming back and picking up something else is mentally quite tough.

“It’s just nice to be able to affect things again and try and help the lads in any way that I can.”

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