Southend United striker Barry Corr fired up to continue fine FA Cup scoring run against Hull City

Barry Corr celebrates scoring against Millwall in the previous round

Barry Corr celebrates scoring against Millwall in the previous round

First published in Sport

BARRY Corr will be gunning for more FA Cup glory when Southend United host Hull City at Roots Hall tomorrow.

The Irishman has bagged 10 goals in his last 12 games in the competition.

And he is now desperate to add to that tally against the Tigers.

“I’m not too sure what’s behind my good record in the FA Cup but I obviously hope it continues against Hull,” said Corr, 28.

“I was happy with the goal I got against Chesterfield last weekend and hopefully I can go on to get a few more now.”

Corr’s strike against the Spireites was his sixth goal of the season and helped the Shrimpers secure a 3-0 win against their promotion rivals.

Phil Brown’s side have now been beaten just once in their last 15 games but Corr knows that fine run of results will be severely tested against Hull tomorrow.

“We’re very realistic ahead of this game and know we’re up against a Premier League team so we’re huge underdogs,” said Corr.

“But at the same time we’re in good form and our confidence is high so we’re looking forward to testing ourselves against them and we’re just focusing on making sure we give a good account of ourselves.”

The eagerly anticipated clash will also be watched by a sell-out crowd and that has also increased Corr’s excitement ahead of the clash.

“Roots Hall is a great place to play and there’s a great atmosphere when it’s full,” said Corr.

“The way the stadium is designed the fans are right on top of the pitch and it will really give us a lift.

“The fans can definitely play a part because we’re really going to need their help if we are going to be able to come out on top against a Premier League team.”

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