Southend United's Sean Clohessy: Beat Torquay United or we can forget about the play-offs (From Echo)
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Southend United's Sean Clohessy: Beat Torquay United or we can forget about the play-offs
SEAN Clohessy feels Southend United can forget all about the play-offs if they fail to beat Torquay United at Roots Hall this weekend.
Blues slumped to 10th in the League Two table, six points below the top seven, after Tuesday night’s 3-1 defeat against AFC Wimbledon.
And Clohessy, who scored Southend’s goal from the penalty spot, feels they must immediately return to winning ways to keep alive their push for promotion.
“If we don’t win on Saturday then we won’t make the play-offs,” said Clohessy.
“We need seven wins from nine games to get back in there and we can’t afford to lose against Torquay.
“We need to start picking up more points at home too because if we had done better at Roots Hall this season I think we’d be cruising at the top of the league.”
However, Blues have managed to triumph in just six of their 18 home league games so far this season.
Only five teams in the whole of League Two have won less at their own ground than Southend and that puzzles Clohessy.
“I don’t know why we don’t do better at home but a few ideas are being bandied around the dressing room,” said the right back, who captained Blues again on Tuesday night.
“It’s a bit of a worry if I’m honest but we weren’t good enough against Wimbledon and that was our fault.
“It wasn’t down to the gaffer or Graham Coughlan it was down to the players because we just weren’t at the races.
“The fans did brilliantly to clear the snow off the pitch before the game and we’re disappointed we weren’t able to repay them for that.”