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Southend United's Barry Corr: JPT success was the best night of my career
BARRY Corr has labelled Southend United’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy success against Leyton Orient as the best moment of his career.
And the striker is certain that reaching Wembley will also improve Blues’ chances of securing promotion this season.
Paul Sturrock’s side head to Wycombe Wanderers tomorrow, looking to get their league campaign back on track and Corr is keen to maintain the club’s feel good factor.
“The Orient game the other night was amazing and it’s given everyone such a massive lift,” said Corr, 27.
“For me personally it was the best moment I’ve had in football and the scenes at the end of the match were amazing.
“After that we all celebrated together and, although team spirit here was already great, it’s brought us even closer together.
“That is certain to help us and I think the success in the JPT will help our league season because there’s a fantastic atmosphere around the club.”
Corr started the Orient game on the bench before coming on to fire home a fabulous equaliser midway through the second half.
However, he was not surprised to be selected among the substitutes, despite having played well against Northampton Town last weekend in an unfamiliar defensive position.
“The way it was looking I knew that if Mark Phillips was fit to play at the back then I would be on the bench because the manager was going with one up front and Britt (Assombalonga) is better suited to that role than me,” said Corr.
“He’s more athletic than me and he’s able to get in behind but I would like to think I’m a good professional and a team player so I understood the decision.
“You can still play a part coming off the bench as well and I was pleased to be able to do that.”
As a result, Corr has now hit the back of the net nine times this term and will be looking to make it double figures with another goal against Wycombe tomorrow.
However, the Irishman is expecting a difficult afternoon against the Chairboys.
“Wycombe had been on a fantastic run before losing their last couple of games but they’ve improved a lot since the start of the season and will be hard to play,” said Corr.
“We’re look forward to it though as we’re all still on a real high and hopefully we can go there and get another good result.”