Southend United's Bilel Mohsni out to show Rotherham United boss Steve Evans what he missed out on (From Echo)
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Southend United's Bilel Mohsni out to show Rotherham United boss Steve Evans what he missed out on
SOUTHEND United’s Bilel Mohsni wants to show Rotherham United manager Steve Evans what he missed out when he returns from suspension against the Millers this weekend.
Evans tried to sign the fiery Frenchman for both Crawley Town and Rotherham.
But Mohsni remained at Roots Hall, despite Evans being keen to work with him.
And he is keen to put in a good performance against the Scotsman’s side on Saturday as Blues bid to bounce back from their disappointing midweek defeat at Barnet.
“The manager of Rotherham Steve Evans is a fan of mine and told my agent he could deal with me because we were both as crazy as each other,” laughed Mohsni.
“A move never happened but it would nice if I could play a part in the game against his team on Saturday and show just why he wanted to sign me.”
“But it’s getting the result that matters more than anything else.
“Both teams are up there going for a promotion and that makes it very important that we win, especially after the defeat at Barnet.”
Mohsni is also vying for selection after serving a three match suspension following a red card on his first game back against Northampton Town.
The centre-back, who can also play in midfield and defence, has worked hard on improving his fitness.
However, he is still not back up in top condition.
“Having not played this season I’m not match fit but that will come the more I play,” said Mohsni.
“It could maybe take three or four games to be 100 per cent fit again but my general fitness is fine.
“At all the clubs I’ve trained at I’ve been one of the fitter players so that’s not a problem.
“I just need the sharpness that comes from playing and I’m desperate to do well again.”
Mohsni is also keen to keep out of trouble and make sure he does not work his way back in to the referee’s notebook.
“I made a mistake against Northampton and I paid the price for that but I didn’t lose my temper or anything like that,” said the 25-year-old.
“I will have to make sure that doesn’t happen again because we have some big games coming up that I want to play a part in.
“The league games matter the most, even though we have Wembley to look forward to, and we need the right result against a strong Rotherham side on Saturday"