First-team coach, Svetoslav Todorov, felt Blues showed some “good performances” in their 3-2 pre-season win against National League South side Billericay Town last night.
Goals from trialist Corey Jordan, Rob Kiernan and Stephen Humphrys were enough for Southend to notch their first friendly win, coming from behind after Callum Kennedy had put Billericay in front.
Samuel Egole reduced the arrears late on, but Blues finished with the victory and afterwards the former Bulgaria international striker gave us his thoughts on the evening.
On the performance…
Yeah, there were some good performances but there’s a lot of things that still need to be done and we need to continue working on the training ground.
We’re pleased with the work that the boys put in and I thought they worked really hard.
You saw some of the boys who played 30 minutes run more after the game which was good for them to keep level with the rest of them and we’ll continue tomorrow to work.
On what they’ve been working on…
It’s great [scoring two goals from set-pieces], but honestly, we’ve not been working on anything on the set-pieces. If anything, it’s been from the boys just knowing each other.
We’ve worked on the tactical stuff, quite a lot of tactical work we’ve worked on the pitch – how we’re going to play, how the team will move the shape around our play.
We played the first game different shape, second game different shape and we’ve tried different systems to see with the players we have what will suit us.
We need to try different ideas. Everybody shares ideas around trying to work with the players to try and make them ready for the first game of the season.