Southend head to Weymouth on Saturday in a crunch game hoping to get their 2022 off to a winning start.
We’ve taken a look at three players who will be looking to stop all three points returning to Essex.
The first player picked out is former shrimper, Tyler Cordner. The defender has started 19 games for the Terras this season, only missing out once due to suspension. With two goals to his name, Cordner will be hoping to make it three against his former side. The Southampton-born man appeared 14 times for Blues in a six-month spell last season. However, Cordner decided to return south and join Weymouth and will be hoping to get one over Blues on Saturday.
The second player we’ve picked out is also another former Shrimper. Brandon Goodship returned to Weymouth in the summer after the expiry of his Blues contract. The striker managed six goals in 59 games across two seasons, however, for the Terras Goodship was a different man. Before joining Blues, he had an impressive record, with 77 goals in two years, as he helped guide Weymouth to two successive promotions (and two golden boots!). This season, Goodship has been a shadow of his former self, scoring three times in 18 games. He’ll no doubt be hoping to ignite his form with a good showing on Saturday.
The final player we’ve picked out is winger Josh McQuoid. The club captain has four goals to his name this season, the most of any player in the Terras’ side. The 32-year-old joined Weymouth in 2018 and was named as captain by Mark Molesley in 2019. McQuoid is a former Northern Irish international and has a wealth of EFL clubs to his name, including AFC Bournemouth, Millwall, Luton and Coventry City. It was the Cherries where McQuoid was most successful, as he scored 18 goals in 120 games, helping the Cherries achieve two promotions.