Southend United's Barry Corr confirms return to full fitness with goal in win against Wycombe Wanderers

Barry Corr celebrates his goal with Ryan Cresswell

Barry Corr celebrates his goal with Ryan Cresswell

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SOUTHEND United striker Barry Corr confirmed his return to form by bagging his 10th goal of the season in Saturday's 2-1 win at Wycombe Wanderers.

Corr's previous visit to Adams Park, in May 2011, was the first of 67 games he missed during 18 months out with a serious knee injury.

But he has now netted 10 goals in 14 starts this term and is starting to feel close to his best.

“It's nice to come back to Wycombe, the first game I missed, and score in a good win for the team,” said Corr.

“When I first started playing again this season my knee still wasn't feeling great if I'm being honest.

“I didn't have much strength in it when I was trying to jump and things like that.

“However, it's much better now and I would like to think my last few performances have shown that.

“I think next season will probably be when I'm truly back to my best but I'm definitely getting closer.

“I'm happy to have got to 10 goals now and will keep on working hard to try and get a few more.”

Corr's goal, which came when he headed home Ryan Cresswell's knock down from Kevan Hurst's left wing corner at the start of the second half , cancelled out Dean Morgan's early opener.

And the Irishman was thrilled by the fighting spirit shown by Paul Sturrock's side as they came back to secure a crucial victory.

“It's a massive win for us and I thought we showed really good character to get it,” said Corr.

“In the first half we probably had a hangover, maybe even literally, from the game with Leyton Orient in the week.

“But to be able to come back from that, go behind here and then win the game is very good indeed.”

Blues were able to get the win thanks to a late goal from Corr's strike partner Britt Assombalonga.

And Corr was thrilled to see the youngster back among the goals.

“Britt was quality out there and he definitely deserved the goal,” said Corr.

“I'm really pleased for him and I know what this will do for his confidence so hopefully he can get a few more now and we can get more good results like this.”

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